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.
Recent Examples on the Web Harmon flashed a thumbs-up as he was put on the cart in an emotional scene that included Oklahoma linebacker Kelvin Gilliam, a childhood friend and high school teammate, appearing to fight back tears. Schuyler Dixon, ajc, 1 Oct. 2022 For now Henderson is happy to be a good teammate and might go into coaching when his fighting career is over. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 22 Sep. 2022 Before Chirinos arrived this offseason, manager Brandon Hyde had heard from friends around the league that the catcher was a good teammate. Andy Kostka, Baltimore Sun, 3 Sep. 2022 Beyond that, the team’s decision to trade his close friend and teammate since 2011, catcher Christian Vázquez, was a gut punch. Alex Speier,, 22 Aug. 2022 That comes with doing things the right way, going 110%, and being a good teammate. Cale Clinton, USA TODAY, 11 Aug. 2022 Heyward earned the benefit of the doubt by being a good teammate, mentor and loyal soldier. Phil Rogers, Forbes, 9 Aug. 2022 Ironically, his high school best friend and former McGill football and baseball teammate, Jalen Tolbert, was drafted earlier this year by the Dallas Cowboys. Ben Thomas |, al, 4 Aug. 2022 Cole’s close friend and former teammate, Tyrese Martin, was selected 51st overall by the Golden State Warriors in the second round but was quickly traded to Atlanta. Shreyas Laddha, Hartford Courant, 13 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of teammate

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of teammate was in 1882

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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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