noun, plural mid·ship·men.
- an officer of the rank held by young men immediately upon graduating from the government naval schools.
- (initial capital letter) the title and rank of such a graduate.
- (formerly) one of a class of boys or young men who formed the group from which officers were chosen.
Examples from the Web for midshipman
No midshipman will ever be disenrolled for reporting an incident of sexual harassment or assault against them.Former Student Claims U.S. Naval Academy Had ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Rape Victims|Jesse Ellison|May 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
As a 17-year-old midshipman, I envied your audacious style, senator.
Mr. Fane, midshipman, accompanied me up the left bank above, to see if we could lead the camels along in the water.
It is only when in port that some relaxation comes into the midshipman's life.Dave Darrin's Second Year at Annapolis|H. Irving Hancock
Here both he and the midshipman were well qualified to criticise.True Blue|W.H.G. Kingston
The midshipman put the letter into his pocket without reading it.
He stated his difficulty to her, for Paul had been as much in doubt as the midshipman.
British Dictionary definitions for midshipman
noun plural -men
Word Origin and History for midshipman
c.1600, so called because he was stationed amidships when on duty (see amid).