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mid·ship·man

 (mĭd′shĭp′mən, mĭd-shĭp′mən)
n.
1. Abbr. Midn. A student training to be a commissioned naval officer, especially a student at a naval academy.
2. Any of various toadfishes of the genus Porichthys found in coastal waters of the Americas, having several rows of light-producing organs along the sides of their bodies.

midshipman

(ˈmɪdˌʃɪpmən) or

midshipmate

n, pl -men or -mates
1. (Military) a probationary rank held by young naval officers under training, or an officer holding such a rank
2. (Animals) any of several American toadfishes of the genus Porichthys, having small light-producing organs on the undersurface of their bodies

mid•ship•man

(ˈmɪdˌʃɪp mən, mɪdˈʃɪp-)

n., pl. -men.
1. a student, as at the U.S. Naval Academy, in training for commission as ensign in the Navy or second lieutenant in the Marine Corps. Compare cadet (def. 2).
2.
a. (often cap.) a recent graduate of a British government naval school having officer rank.
b. (formerly) a candidate for officer rank in the British navy.
[1620–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.midshipman - a temporary rank held by young naval officers in trainingmidshipman - a temporary rank held by young naval officers in training
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
cadet, plebe - a military trainee (as at a military academy)
Translations
merikadetti

midshipman

[ˈmɪdʃɪpmən] N (midshipmen (pl)) → guardia mf marina, alférez mf de fragata

midshipman

[ˈmɪdˌʃɪpmən] n (-men (pl)) → aspirante guardiamarina m inv
References in classic literature ?
'midshipmen's nuts', and thrust them into the bosom of my frock in which same simple receptacle I had previously stowed away several pounds of tobacco and a few yards of cotton cloth--articles with which I intended to purchase the good-will of the natives, as soon as we should appear among them after the departure of our vessel.
He had been several years at sea, and had, in the course of those removals to which all midshipmen are liable, and especially such midshipmen as every captain wishes to get rid of, been six months on board Captain Frederick Wentworth's frigate, the Laconia; and from the Laconia he had, under the influence of his captain, written the only two letters which his father and mother had ever received from him during the whole of his absence; that is to say, the only two disinterested letters; all the rest had been mere applications for money.
Captain Swosser used to say of me that I was always better than land a-head and a breeze a-starn to the midshipmen's mess when the purser's junk had become as tough as the fore-topsel weather earings.
After that, when I was with Captain Swosser in the Mediterranean, I embraced every opportunity of knowing and befriending the midshipmen under Captain Swosser's command.
He larked with the midshipmen, played single-stick with the mates, ran up the shrouds like a boy, sang a comic song one night to the amusement of the whole party assembled over their grog after supper, and rendered himself so gay, lively, and amiable that even Captain Bragg, who thought there was nothing in his passenger, and considered he was a poor-spirited feller at first, was constrained to own that the Major was a reserved but well-informed and meritorious officer.
He stressed the importance of the new crossing of the School Ship because it will travel "a world in which we are inserting ourselves, which values ??our contribution to peace and a world that we need to continue growing and progressing as Argentines." The President said that he hopes that in this unique and unforgettable experience the midshipmen will continue to represent us as well as they have done in recent years, and that they will come home full of experiences to share, of learning so that we can really continue building Argentina is what we all dream of.
ISLAMABAD: The 111th Midshipmen and 20th Short Service Commission (SSC) Course Commissioning Parade was held at Pakistan Naval Academy PNS Rahbar, Karachi on Saturday.
KARACHI -- The 111th Midshipmen and 20th Short Service Commission (SSC) course commissioning parade was held at the Pakistan Naval Academy PNS Rahbar on Saturday.
He was addressing the 111th Midshipmen and 20th Short Service Commission (SSC) Course commissioning parade held at the Pakistan Naval Academy PNS RAHBAR.
ISLAMABAD -- The 111th Midshipmen and 20th Short Service Commission (SSC) Course Commissioning Parade was held at Pakistan Naval Academy PNS Rahbar, Karachi on Saturday.
Islamabad -- Pakistan Navy's 111th Midshipmen and 20th Short Service Commission (SSC) Course Commissioning Parade was held at Pakistan Naval Academy PNS RAHBAR.
Karachi -- Pakistan Navy, acclaimed already worldwide for its capabilities and combat-readiness, won tremendous accolades from the Commander of the Royal Saudi Naval Force Vice Admiral Fahad Bin Abdullah Al-Ghofaily at midshipmen and SSC course commissioning parade at the Pakistan Naval Academy, Manora Saturday morning A tremendous ceremony it was impressive in character, applauded repeatedly by the large number of guests, invited for the occasion, and touching also emotion-wise for those passing out and their proud parents, relative s and friends.