nounchiefly North American
1An election candidate for the lesser of two closely associated political offices: a rationale offered by a presidential candidate for choosing his vice presidential running mate
More example sentences
- His running mate as vice presidential candidate would also be announced.
- He is his vice presidential running mate for the election in November.
- He is also the son of the vice-presidential running mate of a SEP presidential candidate.
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Syllabification: run·ning mate
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