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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Lang finished with eight catches on the night for 111 yards, while junior teammate Liam Clifford caught nine balls for 67 yards. Scott Springer,, "Cincinnati, Ohio, high school football: St. Xavier spoils home debut of new Colerain coach," 7 Sep. 2019 His perfect season teammate Nick Buoniconti, another Hall of Famer, died a month ago. Washington Post, "Jim Langer, Pro Football Hall of Fame center for Dolphins, dies at 71," 6 Sep. 2019 Danna already knew people within the program, former high school teammates Jared Wangler and Tru Wilson, who provided insight about coach Jim Harbaugh, defensive coordinator Don Brown and the style of Michigan's practices. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Why Michigan football was worth the gamble for transfer DE Mike Danna," 5 Sep. 2019 But Williams finished with only 43 total receptions — tied for 81st in the league and 54 fewer than teammate Keenan Allen — for 664 yards. Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, "Joey Bosa has number of positive outlooks as Chargers get set to open against Colts," 5 Sep. 2019 Though Rivers had thrown two interceptions in the first half and Benjamin had lapsed in the loss at Arrowhead a year earlier, the two teammates nailed the details this time. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Philip Rivers, a year after finally beating Chiefs, resumes Super Bowl bid," 4 Sep. 2019 As soon as the Cubs completed their 6-1 win, the team congratulated Lester for passing former teammate John Lackey with his 189th career win. Mark Gonzales,, "4 takeaways from the Cubs-Mariners series, including Ben Zobrist’s return, Kyle Schwarber’s groove and Jon Lester’s bragging rights," 3 Sep. 2019 Since his free time was devoted to playing rugby with former college teammates, Hiroshi seldom joined my mother, brother, and me on family vacations or outings. Kyoko Mori, Longreads, "One Man’s Poison," 3 Sep. 2019 In the corner nearby, freshman phenom Scottie Lewis is working on his jump shot, while teammates elsewhere continue to shoot free throws or work on the game’s finer points. Edgar Thompson,, "New-look Gators’ basketball team works to meet high expectations," 2 Sep. 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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