Definition of midshipman
: a person in training for a naval commission; especially : a student in a naval academy
Recent Examples of midshipman from the Web
A subsequent incident during World War II, when a patrol torpedo boat to which Kennedy was assigned was rammed by a Japanese destroyer, likely exacerbated the young midshipman's back problems, the authors noted.
The midshipman’s attorney and Fischer’s office didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.
Bonner, a slotback, and Chris High, a fullback, will return to help lead the Midshipmen’s ground game.
During the past 14 years, the Midshipmen have never finished lower than No.
Last year, a program that places academy midshipmen on commercial vessels was temporarily suspended over concerns that students were being victimized.
Pence spoke on a warm and sunny morning to the 1,053 graduating midshipmen sitting on the field before him in white folding chairs in their dress uniforms.
Their commencement marks the end of four years of academic and military training at the elite school, and the moment when midshipmen receive their degrees and commissions as officers.
These are the Sea Trials, a team challenge for fourth class midshipmen, also known as freshmen (for nonmilitary readers) or plebes (in Navy terms), at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis.
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First Known Use of midshipman
MIDSHIPMAN Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of midshipman for Students
: a person who is training to become an officer in the navy
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