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shipmate

[ship-meyt] /ˈʃɪpˌmeɪt/
noun
1.
a person who serves with another on the same vessel.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; ship + mate1
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shipmate

/ˈʃɪpˌmeɪt/
noun
1.
a sailor who serves on the same ship as another
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