1. During the 17th century, a naval rating for an experienced seaman.
2. From the 18th century, a naval commissioned officer candidate.
3. From the 1790s, an apprentice naval officer.
4. From the 19th century, an officer cadet at a naval academy.
5. In contemporary RCN usage, the term is sometimes used for a second year Naval Cadet.
Added: 2014-11-01 Last modified: 2014-11-01
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