Part of speech: noun

A fellow sailor.

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Usage examples "shipmate":

  1. All this time, the African stood, rolling his large dark eyes in every direction except towards the speakers, perfectly content that his long- tried shipmate should serve as his interpreter. - "The Red Rover", James Fenimore Cooper.
  2. " An old shipmate of mine lives in that quarter- got him to make it for me. - "Love Me Little, Love Me Long", Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English.
  3. I got a shipmate outside. - "News from the Duchy", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.