Definition of first mate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


first mate

BrE BrE//ˌfɜːst ˈmeɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfɜːrst ˈmeɪt//
(also first officer) People in sea travel
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the officer on a commercial ship just below the rank of captain or master See related entries: People in sea travel
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