or a·mid·ship

[ uh-mid-ships ]
/ əˈmɪdˌʃɪps /


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.


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for amidships

/ (əˈmɪdʃɪps) /

adverb, adjective (postpositive)

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