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n. - A temporary rank held by young naval officers in training.

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  • You can't break a midshipman, as the saying is, unless you break his neck.
  • "The Alliance is hauling off, sir!" called the midshipman of the mizzen-top.
  • Tom called another midshipman and directed him to help Billy into his hammock and let him know how he was.
  • A midshipman was a being who traditionally had little but the exuberance of his spirits to make up for the discomforts of his lot. for more
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