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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His court vision allows him to find teammates for lobs and easy dunks. George Stoia, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State: Foster Loyer looks like he may help, even at Moneyball," 11 July 2018 With two of her teammates winning three events, the three girls combined for 35 points to win Southington’s first State Open team title. Lori Riley,, "Southington's Janette Wadolowski Named Courant Female Athlete Of The Year," 11 July 2018 The Celtics made Ramsey a first-round pick in the April 1953 N.B.A. draft and selected two of his teammates, Cliff Hagan and Lou Tsioropoulos, in later rounds, although each had a year of athletic eligibility left. Richard Goldstein, New York Times, "Frank Ramsey, First Among ‘Sixth Men’ in the N.B.A., Dies at 86," 8 July 2018 Straschnitzki, a 19-year-old defenseman on the Humboldt junior team, was paralyzed in a Saskatchewan bus crash in April that killed 16, including 10 of his teammates. Sam Carchidi,, "Flyers prospect Pascal Laberge opens eyes at development camp," 2 July 2018 Cut off from the rest of his teammates, Robert Lewandowski had a few attempts but could not convert his rare chances. Fox News, "Colombia breaks out, Poland knocked out of World Cup," 24 June 2018 Cut off from the rest of his teammates, Robert Lewandowski had a few attempts but could not convert his rare chances. Samuel Petrequin,, "Radamel Falcao sparks Colombia past Poland," 24 June 2018 While many of his teammates vacation, Green has been a mainstay at Golden State’s practice facility, trying to help the front office unearth another gem. Connor Letourneau,, "Shrewd judges of talent help Warriors secure gems on draft day," 19 June 2018 If Curry doesn’t seem worried, why should any of his teammates fret? Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, "A dynasty secured," 13 June 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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