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

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Prince William's messmates must get fed up with the Tabloids' Pet
Sippers: On a man's birthday messmates offered the celebrant a sip of their ration--usually refused
Who knows no word of moods and tenses, But, being blessed with perfect sight, Picks off our messmates left and right .
The Essex ballad, for example, conforms to the pattern of dismemberment outlined above: 'his messmates they killed him and cut off his head, / And all the ship's crew from his body did feed'.
Gimlet The name Gimlet comes from the name of a naval surgeon, Gimlette, who introduced this drink as a means of inducing his messmates to take lime juice as an anti-scorbutic (a disease that induces spots on the skin).
I submitted all this to my friends Simeon Macey and Charley Coffin, of Nantucket, both messmates of mine in a certain voyage, and they united in the opinion that the reasons set forth were altogether insufficient.
HMS Loch Fada Shipmates are still looking for their old messmates from the WW2 Escort Group.
Contrary to the expectations of his messmates, the young captain later became General Pershing's aide.