Definition of linemate in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlīnˌmāt/ /ˈlaɪnˌmeɪt/

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  • A forward positioned on the same line as another player.

    ‘he set up his linemate for the opening goal in an eventual 2–1 win’
    • ‘Lemieux lifts his stick just off the ice and yells for a pass from linemate Jagr as he skates toward the net.’
    • ‘He and the former Ducks linemate signed as free agents in the summer as a package deal with the Avalanche.’
    • ‘He was signed to play with the speedy Sanderson, a former linemate in Hartford.’
    • ‘He makes the play for the linemate, who happens to be with him at the time, more often than the other way around.’
    • ‘You've got to believe they are happy that linemate Jason Arnott signed his big deal.’