boat·​mate ˈbōt-ˌmāt How to pronounce boatmate (audio)
plural boatmates
: a fellow crew member or passenger on a boat
… having trouble matching the stamina and pace of boatmatesBrian Cazeneuve, Sports Illustrated, 21 Aug. 2000
Nayden's boatmates lean out with nets and grab the shimmering fish as they somersault in the air.Bryan Walsh, Time, 23 Aug. 2010

Word History

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of boatmate was in 1815

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“Boatmate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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