amidships

or a·mid·ship

[ uh-mid-ships ]
/ əˈmɪdˌʃɪps /
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adverb

in or toward the middle part of a ship or aircraft; midway between the ends.
along the central fore-and-aft line of a ship or aircraft.
in or toward the center of anything: a long, narrow office with a desk placed amidships.

adjective

of, relating to, or located in the middle part of a ship or aircraft.

Nearby words

  1. amidinohydrazone,
  2. amido-,
  3. amidogen,
  4. amidohydrolase,
  5. amidol,
  6. amidst,
  7. amie,
  8. amiee,
  9. amiens,
  10. amies

Origin of amidships

First recorded in 1685–95; amid + ship1 + -s1

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British Dictionary definitions for amidship

amidships

/ (əˈmɪdʃɪps) /

adverb, adjective (postpositive)

nautical at, near, or towards the centre of a vessel
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