messmate definition

  • noun:
    • A person with whom one consumes frequently, as in a military mess.
    • a co-employee with whom one stocks in pretty bad shape (bistro) on a ship
    • a co-employee in in pretty bad shape.
    • An associate in chaos, particularly in a ship's mess; one that eats normally within exact same table with another.
    • In zoology, a commensal.
    • In botany, identical to messmate-tree.
    • (nautical) a co-employee with that you share meals in identical mess (because on a ship)

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