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A person with whom one shares sleeping quarters.


a person who sleeps in the same quarters as another



a person who shares sleeping quarters with another or others, as in a bunkhouse.
[1875–80, Amer.]
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Noun1.bunkmate - someone who occupies the same sleeping quarters as yourself
acquaintance, friend - a person with whom you are acquainted; "I have trouble remembering the names of all my acquaintances"; "we are friends of the family"
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An urban-savvy camper becomes the bunkmate to a youth raised on a rural farm; two girls--one from a small mountain village and the other from a coastal metropolitan area--are in the same cabin; and U.
His bunkmate during the war was movie star Tyrone Power.
She managed to escape after promising not to tell anyone, but her bunkmate suspected something was wrong and clarified the victim's story and transferred her to the medical staff.
He climbed back into his own, the top tier of three, and received a half-hearted punch in the temple from his bunkmate Klaus Dieter, who had been apprehended on a train with mildly seditious papers and whose body smelled of wasting disease even at its cleanest and who attacked his fellow man only when deeply asleep.
His bunkmate turned out to be the coolest, nicest kid at camp.
Inside the grave, the camper's bunkmate, Dillon, was a little peeved.
From left, recruits Rob-drick Robinson, Fisher and Christopher Wegner talk with Fisher's bunkmate about his behavior June 23, 2007.
12) During Joe's flight training a bunkmate had accused him of being a German spy.
If you have a bunkmate, take turns checking the back of your bodies.
However, during his incarceration, shoddy workmanship on the part of his loathed bunkmate and immediate superior Arnold Rimmer led to a radiation leak that wiped out the entire crew.
There will be private conversations by the wood stove about kids and spouses and whose bunkmate snores like a stevedore.