Definition of midshipman
: a person in training for a naval commission; especially : a student in a naval academy
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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.
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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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