- a person who serves with another on the same vessel.
Origin of shipmate
Related Words for shipmatecadet, marine, pilot, boater, diver, swab, crew, sailor, mate, seafarer, navigator, captain, salt, bluejacket, shipmate, tarpaulin, jack, mariner, pirate, tar
Examples from the Web for shipmate
Historical Examples of shipmate
He looked like a harbinger of tempest, a shipmate of the Flying Dutchman.The Village Uncle (From "Twice Told Tales")
He was the first, and only Prince I ever had for a shipmate.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
You were a little under the weather yesterday, shipmate—what was the cause of it?The Woman Thou Gavest Me
They were touched by their own readiness to alleviate a shipmate's misery.The Nigger Of The "Narcissus"
He was a native of Hull, and a shipmate of mine on board the 'Westmoreland.'The Hero of the Humber
- a sailor who serves on the same ship as another