Cadet midshipman

formerly a title distinguishing a cadet line officer from a cadet engineer at the U. S. Naval Academy. See under Cadet.
formerly, a naval cadet who had served his time, passed his examinations, and was awaiting promotion; - now called, in the United States, midshipman; in England, sublieutenant.

See also: Midshipman, Midshipman

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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