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messmate (n.)

"an associate in a mess," especially a ship's mess; "one who eats ordinarily at the same table with another," 1746, from mess (n.) "communal eating place" + mate (n.), the etymological sense of which is "one eating at the same table, messmate."

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Definitions of messmate from WordNet

messmate (n.)
(nautical) an associate with whom you share meals in the same mess (as on a ship);
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