Definition of Shipmate

1. Noun. An associate on the same ship with you.

Generic synonyms: Associate



Definition of Shipmate

1. n. One who serves on board of the same ship with another; a fellow sailor.

Definition of Shipmate

1. Noun. (nautical) A fellow sailor serving on the same ship as another. ¹

2. Noun. (nautical) (informal) Any sailor (when used as a form of address by a sailor). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shipmate

1. a fellow sailor [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shipmate

shiphandlers
shipholder
shipholders
shiplap
shiplaps
shipless
shiplet
shiplets
shiplike
shipling
shipload
shiploads
shipman
shipmaster
shipmasters
shipmate (current term)
shipmates
shipmen
shipment
shipments
shipowner
shipowners
shippable
shippage
shippe
shipped
shippen
shippens
shipper
shipper weld

Literary usage of Shipmate

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1. A Library of American Literature from the Earliest Settlement to the Present by Edmund Clarence Stedman, Arthur Stedman (1894)
"(Some parturition rather, some solemn immortal birth; On the frontiers to eyes impenetrable, Some soul is passing over.) JOY, shipmate, JOY ! ..."

2. The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow by Curtis Hidden Page (1905)
"JOY, shipmate, joy ! (Pleas'd to my soul at death I cry,) Our life is closed, our life begins, ... She swiftly courses from the shore, Joy, shipmate, joy. ..."

3. The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow by Curtis Hidden Page (1905)
"JOY, shipmate, joy 1 (Pleas'd to my soul at death I cry,) Our life is closed, our life begins, ... She swiftly courses from the shore, Joy, shipmate, joy. ..."

4. The Gypsy Trail: An Anthology for Campers by Mary Hopkins, Pauline Dorothea Goldmark (1914)
"JOY, shipmate, joy! (Pleas'd to my soul at death I cry,) Our life is closed, our life begins, ... She swiftly courses from the shore, Joy, shipmate, joy! ..."

5. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana (1897)
"He knew his work, and did his duty, and was a good shipmate." As soon as we returned on board with our sad report, the captain called all hands aft and ..."

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