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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Overnight leader Peter Sagan was dropped by his Bora Hansgrohe teammates and fell to 80th overall, three minutes behind. Andrew Dampf,, "Richie Porte’s BMC team wins team time trial," 9 July 2018 When Jordan Henderson missed with the third kick, he was consoled by teammates, but only briefly, so as not to wallow in the disappointment. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "World Cup penalty shootouts have nothing to do with luck," 5 July 2018 He was voted by his teammates as defensive MVP and team MVP. Matthew Vantryon, Indianapolis Star, "Here are your IndyStar Sports Awards 2018 spring sports winners," 30 June 2018 Since his return to Cleveland, James, as the de facto head of the franchise, has made clear his preference for being surrounded by teammates who are finished products and/or deferential to him. Mike Sielski,, "LeBron James to the Sixers? Two big factors make it unlikely | Mike Sielski," 29 June 2018 My teammates made this change to prevent surprises in a shared device scenario. James Vincent, The Verge, "Google criticized for Chrome change that logs users in without telling them," 24 Sep. 2018 Josh Nickelberry is trying to recruit his travel teammates to play for Louisville basketball with him. Jeff Greer, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville pledge Josh Nickelberry recruiting teammates for Cards," 13 July 2018 His teammates sprinted to join him, burying him under a pile of bodies. Rory Smith, New York Times, "Croatia Digs Deeper, Burying England’s World Cup Dreams," 12 July 2018 Photographer Yuri Cortez noticed Mandzukic and his teammates coming toward him, so a quick change of lenses was needed. Pete Grathoff, kansascity, "Photographer in middle of Croatia’s goal celebration took amazing pictures," 12 July 2018

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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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