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midships

[mid-ships]
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adverb
  1. amidships.
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Origin of midships

First recorded in 1620–30
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Examples from the Web for midships

Historical Examples

  • The fore and after bodies are similar in form from midships.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • Thick planks on the decks, in midships, between the hatchways.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • Underneath the officers' quarters was the 'midships torpedo-room.

    A Sub and a Submarine

    Percy F. Westerman

  • While speaking she has started up from the stern, and is making for 'midships.

    Gwen Wynn

    Mayne Reid

  • The bow was guard duty; the steering was light duty; the midships off duty.

    Overland

    John William De Forest


British Dictionary definitions for midships

midships

adverb, adjective
  1. nautical See amidships
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