noun Date: 1748 a fellow sailor

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  • Shipmate — Ship mate , n. One who serves on board of the same ship with another; a fellow sailor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shipmate — ► NOUN ▪ a fellow member of a ship s crew …   English terms dictionary

  • shipmate — [ship′māt΄] n. a fellow sailor on the same ship …   English World dictionary

  • Shipmate — For the United States Naval Academy s Alumni Magazine, see Shipmate (magazine). A shipmate is literally a mate on one s own ship, ie. a member of the same ship.Typically the term shipmate is used amongst sailors as a generic name for those who… …   Wikipedia

  • shipmate — UK [ˈʃɪpˌmeɪt] / US noun [countable] Word forms shipmate : singular shipmate plural shipmates a sailor who works together with another sailor on the same ship …   English dictionary

  • shipmate — noun a) A fellow sailor serving on the same ship as another. And who else? returned the other, getting more at his ease. Black Dog as ever was, come for to see his old shipmate Billy, at the Admiral Benbow inn. Ah, Bill, Bill, we have seen a… …   Wiktionary

  • shipmate — ship|mate [ˈʃıpmeıt] n a ↑sailor s shipmate is another sailor who is working on the same ship …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shipmate — noun (C) a sailor s shipmate is another sailor who is working on the same ship …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shipmate —    One of the more interesting uses of this vocative in literature occurs in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Ishmael attends the Whalemen’s Chapel in New Bedford and hears the sermon delivered by Father Mapple, a former sailor and harpooneer turned… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • shipmate — /ship mayt /, n. a person who serves with another on the same vessel. [1740 50; SHIP + MATE1] * * * …   Universalium

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