second mate

Also called second officer.
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Examples from the Web for second mate

Historical Examples of second mate

  • The steward had gone ashore, and there being no second-mate, I was all alone.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • “Let the poor wretch go, Gregory,” whispered the second-mate.

    Mother Carey's Chicken

    George Manville Fenn

  • “Yes, we all deserve more than we get,” said the second-mate patiently.

    Mother Carey's Chicken

    George Manville Fenn

  • The second-mate did not wait for him to finish his sentence.

    The Island Treasure

    John Conroy Hutcheson

  • “Yes, all hands aboard,” replied the second-mate laconically.

    Teddy

    J. C. Hutcheson


British Dictionary definitions for second mate

second mate

noun
  1. the next in command of a merchant vessel after the first mateAlso called: second officer
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