Part of speech: noun

A naval student, or one holding rank between naval cadet and the lowest commissioned officer.

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Usage examples "midshipman":

  1. Farragut scarcely breathed until he had passed by, then noiselessly the young midshipman crept to the cabin where Captain Porter was, aroused him and told him what he had seen. - "Ten Boys from History", Kate Dickinson Sweetser.
  2. " Mr Midshipman Easy" was published in 1846, the ninth book to flow from Marryat's pen. - "Mr. Midshipman Easy", Captain Frederick Marryat.
  3. The disappearance of his old friend was a great blow to bluff Captain Cuttle, but, determined to do his part, he left his own lodgings and took up his place at the sign of the wooden midshipman to wait for news either of Walter or of old Solomon Gills. - "Tales from Dickens", Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives.