first mate

Also called chief mate, chief officer, first officer, mate.
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Historical Examples of first mate

  • After the first greetings the first-mate began to look round the cabin.

    Mother Carey's Chicken

    George Manville Fenn

  • “You had better leave it to us, Morgan,” said the first-mate.

    Mother Carey's Chicken

    George Manville Fenn

  • “Ye must take keer, cap,” responded the first-mate to this confession.

    The Island Treasure

    John Conroy Hutcheson

  • "We had a narrow squeak of it, Mr. Ryan," he said to the first-mate.

  • The first-mate, Lapworth, also became a favourite with us all.


British Dictionary definitions for first mate

first mate

noun
  1. an officer second in command to the captain of a merchant shipAlso called: first officer
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