team·​mate | \ˈtēm-ˌmāt \

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 2011 — acting on a dare from his teammates in the Arizona Fall League — Mikolas ate a live lizard in the bullpen. Tyler Kepner, New York Times, "Miles Mikolas Took a Wild Journey to the Cardinals Rotation," 7 July 2018 Mikel decided to hide the news from his teammates and coach so as not to destabilize the team and went ahead and played the game in Russia, the midfielder said in a statement released by his management company on Tuesday. Washington Post, "Nigeria captain hid dad’s abduction, played World Cup match," 3 July 2018 Aside from the wings, the trailer shows host Sean Evans asking Embiid about everything from his Sixers teammates to his love for Nutella sandwiches. Nick Vadala,, "Sixers' Joel Embiid to square up against 'Hot Ones' hot wing challenge today," 28 June 2018 The offside rule goes like this: If an attacker (a forward) is on the opponent's side of the field and a teammate touches the ball, at least two players from the opposing team must be closer to the goal line than the attacker., "A Guide to the World Cup When You Know Nothing About Soccer," 26 June 2018 Other sports require a tacit harmony between players—setting a pick for a teammate, blocking for someone 10 yards behind. Ben Rowen, The Atlantic, "Finding the Formula for Team Chemistry," 15 June 2018 The pull The people who know Hosmer here in South Florida haven’t heard any of this testimony from Hosmer’s new teammates. Kevin Acee,, "Eric Hosmer's powers always on display in South Florida," 9 June 2018 The couple was all smiles as they were spotted arriving at the restaurant, joined by Thompson’s former teammate LeBron James and his wife Savannah. Jodi Guglielmi,, "Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson Share Sweet Kiss After Date Night in Malibu," 10 July 2018 Rosie Frankowski, Yeaton's teammate on the Alaska Pacific University ski team and a member of this year's U.S Olympic team, powered her way up the 3,022-foot mountain far faster than anyone. Matt Tunseth, Anchorage Daily News, "Skiers put on a show in women’s Mount Marathon race, with Yeaton winning her rookie run," 5 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 \

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

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