Skainsmate Skains"mate`, n. [Perhaps originally, a companion in winding thread (see {Skein}), or a companion in arms, from skain a sword (see {Skean}).] A messmate; a companion. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Scurvy knave! I am none of his firt-gills; I am none of his skainsmates. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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