shipmate

[ ship-meyt ]
/ ˈʃɪpˌmeɪt /

noun

a person who serves with another on the same vessel.

Nearby words

  1. shipka pass,
  2. shiplap,
  3. shipload,
  4. shipman,
  5. shipmaster,
  6. shipment,
  7. shipowner,
  8. shippable,
  9. shipper,
  10. shippie

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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Word Origin and History for shipmate

shipmate

n.

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

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