: a person with whom one regularly takes mess (as on a ship)
Examples of messmate in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebBut the bacteria found inside those that received messmate microbes changed a lot.
BostonGlobe.com, 10 Sep. 2019 As Rigg, an old friend of mine, later told me, Liebling put himself at ease during the pause, most notably as a messmate.
Roger Angell, The New Yorker, 6 June 2019
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