midshipman

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noun mid·ship·man \ˈmid-ˌship-mən, ˌmid-ˈ\

Definition of midshipman

  1. :  a person in training for a naval commission; especially :  a student in a naval academy

1662

First Known Use of midshipman

1662


MIDSHIPMAN Defined for English Language Learners

midshipman

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noun mid·ship·man \ˈmid-ˌship-mən, ˌmid-ˈ\

Definition of midshipman for English Language Learners

  • : someone who is being trained to become an officer in the U.S. Navy

  • : an officer who is of the lowest rank in the British Navy


MIDSHIPMAN Defined for Kids

midshipman

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noun mid·ship·man \ˈmid-ˌship-mən\

Definition of midshipman for Students

plural

midshipmen

\-mən\
  1. :  a person who is training to become an officer in the navy


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