chief mate

  • Also called chief officer.

Words Nearby chief mate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use chief mate in a sentence

  • As chief mate he had mastered the problems of courses and manoeuvers in the fog along that same route which he must now take.

    Blow The Man Down | Holman Day
  • But before the chief mate was half-way down the ladder on his way the wailing voice of the lookout reported disaster.

    Blow The Man Down | Holman Day
  • At nineteen he was chief mate of a slaver, a legitimate occupation in his day but one that filled him with disgust.

    South American Fights and Fighters | Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • And it was I, the passenger, who sailed her into Kirkcudbright, tho' I had never been more than a chief mate before.

    Richard Carvel, Complete | Winston Churchill
  • The chief mate took his stand in the glare of a torch-basket, a coil of rope in his hand, and his men grouped about him.

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)