Definition of shipmate
: a fellow sailor
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The crew of the USS Shiloh continued to look for their missing shipmate aboard the 567-feet long vessel, which has a crew of more than 300, and found Mims on Tuesday -- seven days after he was initially reported missing.
Criminal cases involving accused rapists and a sailor who allegedly stole women’s panties and tried to grope a sleeping shipmate are percolating up military courts in San Diego and at Camp Pendleton.
Finn, one of two shipmates Jamie connected with, is presumably autistic and probably one of the more honest characters in the book.
Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) along with Sparrow shipmates Gibbs (Kevin McNally) and Marty (Martin Klebba) and even the monkey back for another ride.
For me, Vivienne and nearly 20 other shipmates — who happily raised our hands when polled by a Quark leader during an early briefing — this frozen landmass that is larger than both Australia and Europe would be our seventh continent.
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Definition of shipmate for English Language Learners
: a sailor who works or sails on the same ship as another sailor
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