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A person with whom one shares a cell, especially in a prison.


(ˈsɛlmeɪt) or


person with whom a prisoner shares a cell



a fellow inmate in a prison cell.


[ˈselmeɪt] Ncompañero/a m/f de celda


cell-mate [ˈsɛlmeɪt] n (male)compagnon m de cellule; (female)compagne f de cellule
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William Maxwell Abel was found lying on the bottom bunk of his bed and bleeding heavily by his cell-mate who immediately notified prison guards.
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