- in or belonging to the middle part of a ship.
Origin of midship
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Examples from the Web for midship
He pitched us some breakfast, but he told us not to come abaft the midship compass.Tom Sawyer Abroad
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
In a ship-of-war, used for washing decks (one of the midship pumps).
Also, the midship portion of the floor-timbers and transoms.
Now the big second mate hailed from the top of the midship house.Gold Out of Celebes
Aylward Edward Dingle
Next came the 'midship compartment, over which was the conning-tower.A Sub and a Submarine
Percy F. Westerman
- in, of, or relating to the middle of a vessel
- the middle of a vessel
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