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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; ship1 + mate1
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  • Appellant also admitted that he did not believe that the shipmate was able to consent.
  • The commendation was for attempting to rescue, at a risk to his own life, a shipmate from drowning.
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shipmate

/ˈʃɪpˌmeɪt/
noun
1.
a sailor who serves on the same ship as another
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Word Origin and History for shipmate
n.

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

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