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[seet-meyt] /ˈsitˌmeɪt/
a person who shares a seat or occupies the seat next to oneself on a bus, plane, etc.
Origin of seatmate
1855-60, Americanism; seat + mate1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If no other seats available, allay seatmate's concerns.
  • He is also a former seatmate of mine who tended to get us off-track over there in the corner.
  • But between seats is a five inch armrest, enough space so you can sit back straight without shoulders touching your seatmate.
  • Even the widest turn, however, can still get you a little cozy with your seatmate.
  • But the mask did block the filthy look my seatmate was giving me because of the delay.
  • She was gazing past her seatmate, out the right-hand window.
  • Hospital-grade filters treat the recirculated air, but if your seatmate coughs on you, the filters won't make any difference.
  • During the flight my row was the last to get meal choice and my seatmate threw a strop when he couldn't have what he wanted.
  • It is common practice for your airplane seatmate to look at what is on your screen.
  • You'd be glad to be alive, sure, but you wouldn't necessarily want to see your seatmate again.

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