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[mid-ship] /ˈmɪdˌʃɪp/
in or belonging to the middle part of a ship.
Origin of midship
1545-55; mid- + ship1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • In an hour from the time of salving the flying-boat the "Meteor" was ready to shed her now superfluous 'midship divisions.

    The Dreadnought of the Air Percy F. Westerman
  • In a ship-of-war, used for washing decks (one of the midship pumps).

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • Now forked tongues of fire burst out from the midship ports, gradually working their way forward and aft.

    Paddy Finn W. H. G. Kingston
  • Now the big second mate hailed from the top of the midship house.

    Gold Out of Celebes Aylward Edward Dingle
  • It is the position of his midship to the shore which he is rounding that he should especially note.

    Boating W. B. Woodgate
  • Lines and midship section of the 'America,' launched May 1, 1851.

    Yachting Vol. 2 Various.
  • The deck for such passengers is usually in the midship, forward the engine, and is protected from the weather.

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

    Yachting Vol. 2 Various.
  • The midship was in readiness to initiate the work of the Chateaugay.

    Fighting for the Right Oliver Optic
  • Lines and midship section of 'Corsair,' built by M. Ratsey, Cowes, 1832.

    Yachting Vol. 2 Various.
British Dictionary definitions for midship


in, of, or relating to the middle of a vessel
the middle of a vessel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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