- a person who serves with another on the same vessel.
Origin of shipmate
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Examples from the Web for 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
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Word Origin and History for shipmate
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