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midship

[mid-ship] /ˈmɪdˌʃɪp/
adjective
1.
in or belonging to the middle part of a ship.
Origin of midship
1545-1555
First recorded in 1545-55; mid- + ship1
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  • 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).

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • Also, the midship portion of the floor-timbers and transoms.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • 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
  • The principle is only the same, however, so far as the midship section is concerned.

    Yachting Vol. 2 Various.
  • Lines and midship section of 'Corsair,' built by M. Ratsey, Cowes, 1832.

    Yachting Vol. 2 Various.
  • Lines and midship section of the 'America,' launched May 1, 1851.

    Yachting Vol. 2 Various.
  • Lines and midship section of the 'Shadow,' designed by N. Herreshoff, 1872.

    Yachting Vol. 2 Various.
  • The paddle-wheels of the Clermont were on the sides of the boat about midship.

    Stories of Useful Inventions Samuel Eagle Foreman
British Dictionary definitions for midship

midship

/ˈmɪdˌʃɪp/
adjective
1.
in, of, or relating to the middle of a vessel
noun
2.
the middle of a vessel
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