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Definition of "shipmate" []

  • A sailor serving on the same ship as another; a fellow sailor. (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 "shipmate" in a sentence
  • ""Losing a shipmate is the worst thing that can happen to you as a captain.""
  • "I am in the navy and I am on a ship with a crew of 250 people, and myself and another shipmate are the only tarheel fans."
  • "Such discourse is commonly jocular, and sometimes witty; every speech, coming from which side it may, ordinarily commencing with "shipmate," though the interlocutors never saw each other before that interview."