seatmate

noun
seat·​mate | \ ˈsēt-ˌmāt How to pronounce seatmate (audio) \

Definition of seatmate

: one with whom one shares a seat (as in a vehicle with double or paired seats)

Examples of seatmate in a Sentence

My seatmate on the flight to Rome was very friendly.
Recent Examples on the Web Bringing food and drink yourself limits interactions, and eating while your seatmate is masked is safer, Freedman says. Shannon Mcmahon Washington Post, Star Tribune, "Food for thought: Should you accept inflight snacks or bring your own?," 12 Nov. 2020 Peten's seatmate in the House is the chamber's Democratic leader, Charlene Fernandez of Yuma. Andrew Oxford, The Arizona Republic, "Arizona Republicans are on defense to hold the Legislature, but here's where they see opportunity," 14 Oct. 2020 Bringing food and drink yourself limits interactions, and eating while your seatmate is masked is safer, Freedman says. Shannon Mcmahon Washington Post, Star Tribune, "Food for thought: Should you accept inflight snacks or bring your own?," 12 Nov. 2020 The movie theater experience is classic: munching on buttery popcorn, peeling your shoes off the sticky floor, passive-aggressively turning to stare at the person behind you who won’t stop whispering to their seatmate. Washington Post Staff, Washington Post, "As stay-at-home restrictions rise, here are ways to cope," 2 Dec. 2020 Bringing food and drink yourself limits interactions, and eating while your seatmate is masked is safer, Freedman says. Shannon Mcmahon Washington Post, Star Tribune, "Food for thought: Should you accept inflight snacks or bring your own?," 12 Nov. 2020 Bringing food and drink yourself limits interactions, and eating while your seatmate is masked is safer, Freedman says. Shannon Mcmahon Washington Post, Star Tribune, "Food for thought: Should you accept inflight snacks or bring your own?," 12 Nov. 2020 Bringing food and drink yourself limits interactions, and eating while your seatmate is masked is safer, Freedman says. Shannon Mcmahon Washington Post, Star Tribune, "Food for thought: Should you accept inflight snacks or bring your own?," 12 Nov. 2020 Bringing food and drink yourself limits interactions, and eating while your seatmate is masked is safer, Freedman says. Author: Shannon Mcmahon, Anchorage Daily News, "Airlines are bringing back inflight snacks and drinks. But should you even be eating on a plane?," 9 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of seatmate

1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of seatmate was in 1859

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15 Jan 2021

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“Seatmate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seatmate. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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seatmate

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English Language Learners Definition of seatmate

US : a person who sits next to you on a bus, airplane, etc.

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