noun British Slang.
Origin of matelot
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I prove to you I am not; but a good, sound, safe, French matelot!Seven Frozen Sailors|George Manville Fenn
He had been a matelot, he said,—made a long voyage, and once touched at an English port.Rambles in the Islands of Corsica and Sardinia|Thomas Forester
We do not know whether, in peculiar cases, a matelot became his camarade's heir.
The Buccaneers went in pairs, every hunter having his camerade or matelot (sailor), as well as his engags.
No excuse was allowed; and if illness prevented the man elected taking the office, his matelot, or companion, took his place.