from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sailor serving on the same ship as another; a fellow sailor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A fellow sailor serving on the same ship as another.
- n. (informal) Any sailor (when used as a form of address by a sailor).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who serves on board of the same ship with another; a fellow sailor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who serves in the same vessel with another; a fellow-sailor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an associate on the same ship with you
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"Losing a shipmate is the worst thing that can happen to you as a captain."
I am in the navy and I am on a ship with a crew of 250 people, and myself and another shipmate are the only tarheel fans.
Such discourse is commonly jocular, and sometimes witty; every speech, coming from which side it may, ordinarily commencing with "shipmate," though the interlocutors never saw each other before that interview.
"You've come to the wrong shop for anarchy, Stephen," he assures his shipmate.
He gave an impromptu and loving tribute to a shipmate, Tom Stevenson, for the way he always quietly did what was right.
Look at that little graphic over thar little shipmate.
Then there was her former shipmate, Miranda Kadohata, who had requested a transfer from the Enterprise in order to take an extended assignment on Pacifica.
And it looks as though one of the women he goes to bed with is a shipmate, the Enterprise's communications officer.
The act itself was morbid and sad — separating and listing the belongings of a dead shipmate — but it made her feel useful.
"Our Navy will never give up looking for a shipmate, regardless of how long or how difficult that search may be," said Admiral Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations.