seatmate

noun
seat·mate | \ˈsēt-ˌmāt \

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.

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As the flight continued, Blair began documenting every interaction the new seatmates had. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Plane Bae: how an in-flight matchmaker broke the internet," 6 July 2018 Delta referenced an incident last year where a passenger was reportedly attacked by a seatmate’s emotional support dog on a flight leaving Atlanta. Lauren Zumbach, chicagotribune.com, "American Airlines bans emotional support amphibians, ferrets, goats and more," 14 May 2018 Except, in this case: Helen’s new seatmate (his name would later be revealed to be Euan) was … hot! Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "#PlaneBae and the Slow Death of Whimsy," 6 July 2018 Immediately following the flight, the woman's seatmate, Euan Holden, a former pro soccer player turned model, embraced his newfound fame, even adding #planebae to his Twitter bio. Taylor Lorenz, The Atlantic, "Unidentified Plane Bae Woman's Statement Confirms the Worst," 13 July 2018 This time, the FBI agent wrote, Felix did not wait for his seatmate to let him out but climbed over the man’s lap, swearing at the flight attendant and chasing after him to demand service. Author: Avi Selk, Anchorage Daily News, "An American Airlines passenger was refused beer - so he screamed, fought and spit blood, FBI says," 27 May 2018 The woman ended up with a new seatmate, Euan Holden, a former pro soccer player turned model, and chatted with him throughout the flight. Taylor Lorenz, The Atlantic, "Unidentified Plane Bae Woman's Statement Confirms the Worst," 13 July 2018 Without my knowledge or consent, other passengers photographed me and recorded my conversation with a seatmate. Taylor Lorenz, The Atlantic, "Unidentified Plane Bae Woman's Statement Confirms the Worst," 13 July 2018 Heaven forbid your seatmate needs to make a trip to the loo and gets their feet tangled in your device’s cord that is across their path. latimes.com, "Letters: Here's an easy way to make a San Diego bike trip even easier," 1 July 2018

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First Known Use of seatmate

1859, in the meaning defined above

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seatmate

noun

English Language Learners Definition of seatmate

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

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