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[teem-meyt] /ˈtimˌmeɪt/
a member of the same team.
1910-15; team + mate1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • If my teammate get the promotion she is up for, my college will not be able to fill her position due to the budget cuts.
  • Often controversy is spurred by a teammate who has left an expedition.
  • He downloaded fact sheets and articles, made printouts and put copies in every teammate's locker.
  • Once you're ready, release to let your teammate streak toward the basket or behind the three-point arc for an open shot.
  • Shouting and pointing a teammate into the correct position on offense.
  • When one is found, students place their teammate's name beside the item.
Word Origin and History for teammate

1901, from team (n.) + mate (n.).

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