shipmate

[ship-meyt]
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Origin of shipmate

First recorded in 1740–50; ship1 + mate1
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shipmate

noun
  1. a sailor who serves on the same ship as another
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Word Origin and History for shipmate
n.

1748, from ship (n.) + mate (n.1).

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