- Also called chief officer.
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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)