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noun (plural midshipmen)
1a naval cadet in the US Navy. an officer in the Royal Navy ranking below sublieutenant.
[ early 17th century: so named because the officer was stationed amidships; he was, however, allowed to walk the quarterdeck, to which he aspired in promotion]
2an American toadfish with dorsal and anal fins that run most of the length of the body and rows of light organs on the underside.
- Genus Porichthys, family Batrachoididae: two or three species