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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Brees then went on to thank his teammates and the fans. Christina Capatides, CBS News, "What Drew Brees said at the ESPYS that got Dwyane Wade in trouble," 11 July 2019 His top target at Highlands and later UK, was friend and teammate Derek Smith. Scott Springer,, "Legend of Kentucky football's Jared Lorenzen celebrated at St. Pius X Church," 10 July 2019 His top target at Highlands, and later UK, was friend and teammate Derek Smith. Scott Springer, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky football legend Jared Lorenzen's celebration of life draws a stream of mourners," 10 July 2019 Drake and Henry were teammates at Alabama in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons. Mark Inabinett |, al, "Gymnast tops Kenyan Drake, Derrick Henry for ESPY," 10 July 2019 There is no replacing him as a son, friend and teammate. Jeremy Cluff, azcentral, "NAU football player Malik Noshi mourned as new details emerge in his death," 9 July 2019 Co-captain Megan Rapinoe's relationship with WNBA star Sue Bird has made headlines; teammates Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger are engaged; Jill Ellis, the team’s out lesbian coach, just became the first to win two World Cup titles. Jill Gutowitz, Glamour, "This Is How You Come Out in 2019," 9 July 2019 Nine-year-old Emmeline Triggs was at one of the front-row tables celebrating her birthday with a handful of her friends and soccer teammates. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee celebrates as the U.S. women's soccer team wins the World Cup," 7 July 2019 In Washington, Patrick Corbin, one of Skaggs’ close friends and former teammates, pitched wearing No. Jon Tayler,, "'Our Team Will Never Be the Same': Angels Grieve Tyler Skaggs in Return to Action," 3 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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