midshipman

noun mid·ship·man \ ˈmid-ˌship-mən , ˌmid-ˈ \
|Updated on: 2 Jul 2018

Definition of midshipman

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

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MIDSHIPMAN Defined for English Language Learners

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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

noun mid·ship·man \ ˈmid-ˌship-mən \

Definition of midshipman for Students

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

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