Definition of running mate
1 : companion
2 : a horse entered in a race to set the pace for a horse of the same owner or stable
3 : a candidate running for a subordinate place on a ticket; especially : the candidate for vice president
Examples of running mate in a sentence
When John F. Kennedy ran for president, his running mate was Lyndon Johnson.
inseparable running mates who first met when they were in elementary school
First Known Use of running mate
RUNNING MATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of running mate for English Language Learners
: the person who runs with someone in an election (such as an election to choose a new president) and who is given the less important position (such as vice president) if they are elected
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