What does the word shipmate mean?

Usage examples for shipmate

  1. " An old shipmate of mine lives in that quarter- got him to make it for me. – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  2. I got a shipmate outside. – News from the Duchy by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  3. 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 by James Fenimore Cooper