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amidships

or a·mid·ship

[uh-mid-ships]
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adverb
  1. in or toward the middle part of a ship or aircraft; midway between the ends.
  2. along the central fore-and-aft line of a ship or aircraft.
  3. in or toward the center of anything: a long, narrow office with a desk placed amidships.
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or located in the middle part of a ship or aircraft.
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Origin of amidships

First recorded in 1685–95; amid + ship1 + -s1
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Examples from the Web for amidship

Historical Examples

  • Amidship, Kass was again studying the eyepiece of the ampliscope.

    The Metal Moon

    Everett C. Smith

  • She was about four thousand tons, and her engines were sternward and not amidship.

  • She was crossing the channel, and they struck her amidship, sinking her almost instantly.

    Raftmates

    Kirk Munroe

  • As he did so he noticed that the white object was a tent, and that there was a single "shanty" amidship.

    Raftmates

    Kirk Munroe

  • They'll have the sense to slip then, I hope, and make for the safety of wide waters, with an amidship helm.'


British Dictionary definitions for amidship

amidships

adverb, adjective (postpositive)
  1. nautical at, near, or towards the centre of a vessel
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