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

Origin of amidships

First recorded in 1685–95; amid + ship1 + -s1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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