sta·​ble·​mate | \ ˈstā-bəl-ˌmāt How to pronounce stablemate (audio) \

Definition of stablemate

1 : an animal stabled with another
2 : a member of a stable

Examples of stablemate in a Sentence

a new car model and its stablemates

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Bricks and Mortar rallied to extend his winning streak to five, besting stablemate Robert Bruce by 1½ lengths. Tom Canavan, Houston Chronicle, "Another Triple Crown surprise: Sir Winston takes Belmont Stakes," 8 June 2019 And there is 9-5 morning-line favorite Tacitus, the stablemate to eventual Kentucky Derby winner Country House, after Maximum Security was disqualified. John Cherwa,, "Belmont Stakes 2019 preview: A horse-by-horse look at the field," 8 June 2019 Vino Rosso, who also had a stablemate in the field with Noble Indy, had five weeks off after finishing ninth in the Kentucky Derby. Fletcher Page, The Courier-Journal, "Did Justify have help from another horse at Belmont? That's nonsense," 11 June 2018 His stablemate, Lost in the Fog stakes winner Tribal Storm, is also entered and comes into this race fresh off a sharp allowance win against his aforementioned barn mate. John Cherwa,, "Racing! Count Fleet comes in at No. 4 in Triple Crown ratings," 7 June 2018 His credentials are not great compared to unbeaten stablemate Justify. John Cherwa,, "Justify draws inside post against nine challengers in the Belmont Stakes," 6 June 2018 The inevitable comparison is to the Clarity's stablemate, the Accord, but also to other plug-in hybrids, and, therein, the Clarity offers more room. Jim Resnick, Ars Technica, "2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid: Put simply, it’s complicated," 19 Apr. 2018 He was supposed to set fast fractions for his stablemate Billy Kelly. John Cherwa,, "Racing! Sir Barton is No. 12 in Triple Crown countdown," 26 May 2018 No one was saying that Justify, the overwhelming favorite Saturday, would not have won the race without the help of his stablemate or didn't deserve to be a Triple Crown winner. Des Bieler,, "Did Justify get undue help from another Bob Baffert horse in winning at Belmont?," 10 June 2018

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First Known Use of stablemate

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of stablemate

: a horse, person, product, etc., that belongs to the same stable as another horse, person, product, etc.

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