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Definition of "bunkmate" []

  • A person with whom one shares sleeping quarters. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bunkmate" in a sentence
  • "His bunkmate was a tall, lean Nigerian, Technicadet M'Buna."
  • "In 2007, while in Iraq with the Marine's 2nd Battalion, 7th Regiment, Hunt heard over the radio that his 20-year-old bunkmate had died in a roadside bombing."
  • "The audience is introduced to Pvt. Joker (Matthew Modine), a cynical but motivated marine; Pvt. Cowboy (Arliss Howard), Joker's bunkmate; and Pvt Pyle (Vincent D'Onofrio), an awkward, weak, and overweight marine who quickly becomes the target of much of Hartman's abuse!!!"
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