Meaning of “first mate” in the English Dictionary

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"first mate" in British English

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first matenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌfɜːst ˈmeɪt/ us /ˌfɝːst ˈmeɪt/

the second most important officer on a ship that is not part of the navy

(Definition of “first mate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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