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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THE family of a homeless man brutally murdered in Cardiff Prison by his schizophrenic cellmate who stabbed him 100 times in the neck with a pen, are now seeking answers as to why the two were placed together.
Former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips is suspected of killing his cellmate in a Central California prison.
The cellmate testified to prosecutors that he was under the influence of five medicines when the incident took place.
A MAN accused of murdering a cellmate at Cardiff Prison is to face trial in the autumn.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- A 15-year-old boy who claims he was raped in a prison in the southern province of Adana has filed a criminal complaint against his cellmate, whom he alleges was the perpetrator of the sexual assault.
Schapelle Corby admitted to trafficking drugs into Bali three times before she was finally arrested, according to her former cellmate.
Melbourne, April 22 ( ANI ): Amanda Knox, who was accused of murdering her roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007 in a sex based killing, has revealed that she was repeatedly sexually harassed, kissed by a bisexual cellmate and wrongly informed that she had contracted HIV while in prison.
Dubai: A prisoner has been cleared of raping his cellmate in Dubai Central Jail.
The court also ordered the inmate and his cellmate to four years each in jail but acquitted another cellmate for lack of evidence.
Over and over he begged God to make his wife change her mind and come back to him, and after the prayer, a sweet scent infiltrated the cell, and Carl's cellmate later mentioned the scent.
He tried to get his cellmate, who is a junkie robber, to take the blame by offering him pounds 1000 in cash.
A PRISONER told an inquest how he woke to find his cellmate had hanged himself in the night.