midshipman

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mid·ship·man / ˈmidˌshipmən; midˈship-/ • n. (pl. -men) 1. a naval cadet in the US Navy. ∎  an officer in the Royal Navy ranking below sublieutenant. 2. an American toadfish (genus Porichthys) with dorsal and anal fins that run most of the length of the body and rows of light organs on the underside.

midshipman

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midshipman XVII. Earlier † midshipsman, f. †midships (see AMIDSHIPS) + MAN.

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