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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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 Vino Rosso finished fourth and Noble Indy ended up last as co-owner Mike Repole claims that Justify's stablemate Restoring Hope, a 37–1 longshot, purposely used tactics in securing Justify's place in history. Scooby Axson,, "Vino Rosso's Owner Calls For Investigation Into Tactics Used To Win Belmont," 11 June 2018 Hoppert: Justify’s stablemate is in this race to help set the pace. Joe Drape, New York Times, "Belmont Stakes 2018: Latest Odds, Picks and Contenders," 8 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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