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shipmate

[ ship-meyt ]
/ ˈʃɪpˌmeɪt /
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noun

a person who serves with another on the same vessel.

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Origin of shipmate

First recorded in 1740–50; ship1 + mate1
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British Dictionary definitions for shipmate

shipmate
/ (ˈʃɪpˌmeɪt) /

noun

a sailor who serves on the same ship as another
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