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amidships

or a·mid·ship

[ uh-mid-ships ]

adverb

  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.



adjective

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

amidships

/ əˈmɪdʃɪps /

adverb

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of amidships1

First recorded in 1685–95; amid + ship 1 + -s 1
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Example Sentences

The boys placed the girls amidships, and showed them how to cling to the straps on either side.

Large boats and flats were slung over the sides and lashed amidships.

An external bilge keel about 300 feet long and 25 inches deep was fitted along the bilge amidships.

"Now you Mexicans get back into the cabin," Hal continued, stepping back amidships.

When we came up the cat was already amidships, a scarcely discernible shadow at the margin of our lantern's ring.

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