ship·​mate | \ ˈship-ˌmāt How to pronounce shipmate (audio) \

Definition of shipmate

: a fellow sailor

Examples of shipmate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Though almost suffering death himself the poor fellow thought of his dead shipmate. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 July 2021 Russell also recalled that the Herald received a letter from a seaman who said a shipmate of his was onshore the night of the murder and returned to the ship with bloody clothes. Katya Cengel, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 June 2021 His father's boss and World War II shipmate offered to fund Dovenberg's education at Gustavus Adolphus College. Jenna Ross, Star Tribune, 22 May 2021 Zoya tells a shipmate that her family lives in Ravka. Nick Schager,, 23 Apr. 2021 Tunnell used his bare hands to beat out flames that had engulfed a shipmate, suffering burns in the process. Fox News, 7 Feb. 2021 Leibold later received the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for heroic conduct for supporting a shipmate in the water for eight hours. Diane Bell Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Aug. 2020 When the ship received clearance, nonessential shipmates were able to head home, including Riche. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Apr. 2020 Even if a shipmate were to show flu symptoms, the case could be made that isolation would have prevented its spread to anyone else. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of shipmate

1748, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shipmate was in 1748

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“Shipmate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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