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 Marcus Ericcson, Rosenqvuist’s countryman and teammate, was fourth and Colton Herta fifth. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Felix Rosenqvist scores his first IndyCar win in an exciting finish to the Road America doubleheader," 12 July 2020 Marcus Ericcson, Rosenqvuist’s countryman and teammate, was fourth and Colton Herta fifth. Dave Kallmann, The Indianapolis Star, "Felix Rosenqvist earns first IndyCar victory by outdueling Pato O'Ward," 12 July 2020 Onigod may have actually had the most impact for the Fuel, playing in the same role as his MVP-caliber teammate. Sean Collins, Dallas News, "Dallas Fuel shock Overwatch world by sitting superstar ‘Decay,' look lost in defeat to Titans," 21 June 2020 The last person to see the pair was their teammate Noel Odell, who stopped at around 26,000 feet on June 8, 1924, to turn his gaze toward the summit. Mark Synnott, National Geographic, "Our team climbed Everest to try to solve its greatest mystery," 16 June 2020 The day of Game 4, a plane left Detroit carrying the families of Wings players — and one very special teammate. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings, the 1998 Stanley Cup and Vladdie: 'Wasn't a dry eye on the team'," 10 June 2020 But the running back believes his former quarterback and teammate belongs back in the NFL. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "Seahawks' Carlos Hyde on ex-49ers teammate Colin Kaepernick: 'NFL can start by signing (him)'," 10 June 2020 Brees’ reaction drew reactions from across the country, including from receiver and teammate Michael Thomas. Mark Heim |, al, "LeBron James shocked by Drew Brees’ comments: 'You literally still don’t understand’," 3 June 2020 Blaney appeared set for the stage win, but his teammate Brad Keselowski was the beneficiary of a NASCAR scoring rule. Jason Hoffman, The Enquirer, "Cole Custer nabs first Cup Series win after another wild finish to Quaker State 400," 12 July 2020

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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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“Teammate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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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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