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[teem-meyt] /ˈtimˌmeɪt/
a member of the same team.
Origin of teammate
First recorded in 1910-15; team + mate1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Rushed out after the retreating enemy to avenge his team-mate, I guess.

    On the Yukon Trail Roy J. Snell
  • Hugh, running faster than he ever had in his life, barely managed to come in second ahead of his team-mate Murphy.

    The Plastic Age Percy Marks
  • She encountered her team-mate Pafflow and tried to find a speaker who was using his language.

    The Cup of Fury Rupert Hughes
  • In passing it is well to bear in mind that the object in view is to give the ball securely to one's team-mate.

    Swimming Scientifically Taught Frank Eugen Dalton and Louis C. Dalton
  • So Felipe did not meet with difficulty from that direction; nor did he have trouble in the direction of the team-mate herself.

    Bred of the Desert Marcus Horton
  • He thought of flying with Zarek, his team-mate, from the rendezvous to this area assigned as theirs.

    The Chapter Ends Poul William Anderson
  • You stay here, directed Joe, who had thought out a way of smuggling his team-mate into the hotel, while I go on and fix things up.

    Baseball Joe on the Giants Lester Chadwick
  • Something broke and the nigh leader swung around until he was at right angles with his team-mate.

British Dictionary definitions for team-mate


a fellow member of a team
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for team-mate



1901, from team (n.) + mate (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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