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or a·mid·ship

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

First recorded in 1685–95; amid + ship1 + -s1
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Examples from the Web for amidships

Historical Examples

  • This one looks to me as if she was breakin' in two amidships.

    Cy Whittaker's Place

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Victor sat on the amidships thwart of the dingy, with his back to me.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Set her amidships, in a big river, and just let her go; it was all you had to do.

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • As already stated, it was amidships,—where its owner had been exploring it.

    The Ocean Waifs

    Mayne Reid

  • The order to put it amidships, that is, in a line with the keel.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

British Dictionary definitions for amidships


adverb, adjective (postpositive)
  1. nautical at, near, or towards the centre of a vessel
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