Definition of first mate in English:

first mate

Syllabification: first mate


  • The deck officer second in command to the master of a merchant ship.
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    • Upon reach the ship, the first mate looked back over his shoulder.
    • Both their captain and the first mate abandon them on a sinking ship with no food and no hope.
    • Like a seasoned first mate, I learned quickly how to give orders.

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