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mate sb. (2 sometimes contemptuous)
1. fellow, ‘chap’ Shr. I. i. 58, 2H4 II. iv. 132, 1H6 III. i. 99 “an inkhorn mate,” R3 i. iii. 340.
2. (on board ship) officer who sees to the execution of the commands of the master or commander 2H6 IV. i. 13 “thou that art his” [the master's] “mate”: assistant to another Tp. II. ii. 50 “The gunner and his mate.”
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    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry VI, 3.1
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry VI, 3.3
    • William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henry VI, 4.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Tempest, 2.2
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