team·​mate | \ ˈtēm-ˌmāt How to pronounce teammate (audio) \

Definition of teammate

: a fellow member of a team

Examples of teammate in a Sentence

They have been teammates for several years. She's very popular among her teammates.

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In 2017, Kaepernick, along with former 49ers teammate Eric Reid, filed a grievance against the NFL alleging the two remained unsigned because of collusion by owners following the kneeling protest. Tre'vaughn Howard, CBS News, "Colin Kaepernick sends message to NFL with workout video saying he's been "denied work for 889 days"," 9 Aug. 2019 Hamilton and Wilson also were teammates at Carver High School in Montgomery. Mark Inabinett |, al, "Mack Wilson looking forward to Alabama reunion at his first NFL preseason game," 8 Aug. 2019 Praet will likely partner fellow summer addition - and Belgian compatriot - Youri Tielemans in the midfield, with the youngsters having been teammates at Anderlecht back in the day., "Leicester City Confirm Signing of Dennis Praet From Sampdoria on Five-Year Deal," 8 Aug. 2019 Brandel was Strickland’s AAU teammate for InnerCity Players in seventh and eighth grade., "Oregon State lineman Blake Brandel says former teammate Deante Strickland ’lit up a room’," 4 Aug. 2019 The two were teammates at Wayne High School in Huber Heights. Fletcher Page,, "Luke Fickell ready to see Darrian Beavers, Kyriq McDonald 'enhance and help' UC football," 2 Aug. 2019 The only newcomer on the 13-player roster was Jason Dunham, who found possibly the best way to ingratiate himself to his new teammates. Andrew Turner, Daily Pilot, "Huntington Valley Little League repeats as state champion," 2 Aug. 2019 That changed Thursday as the Giants will now have to overcome the loss of a player who has been lauded by teammates for igniting the clubhouse with new energy and confidence. Kerry Crowley, The Mercury News, "Giants replace injured slugger with Triple-A strikeout percentage leader," 1 Aug. 2019 Ortiz and Arguello were teammates of Miller on San Diego high’s state championship team of 1929. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: When the Olympics first came to California," 30 July 2019

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First Known Use of teammate

1882, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of teammate

: a person who is on the same team as someone else


team·​mate | \ ˈtēm-ˌmāt How to pronounce teammate (audio) \

Kids Definition of teammate

: a person who belongs to the same team as someone else

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