[ mid-ship ]

  1. in or belonging to the middle part of a ship.

Origin of midship

First recorded in 1545–55; mid- + ship1

Words Nearby midship

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How to use midship in a sentence

  • She was built of cedar, and her lines and midship section are given in Dixon Kemp's 'Boat-sailing.'

    Yachting Vol. 2 | Various.
  • It is desirable that the sheer should be ample, and the form not unduly fined away within the midship half length.

    Loss of the Steamship 'Titanic' | British Government
  • He visited the sloop and measured her beam carefully in several parts, but particularly her midship frame.

    Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
  • "I was visiting midship and wasn't home when it happened," he said.

    Space Prison | Tom Godwin
  • He installed himself in the stern with the steer-oar, and the young man and the girl sat together on the midship seat.

    Blow The Man Down | Holman Day

British Dictionary definitions for midship


/ (ˈmɪdˌʃɪp) nautical /

  1. in, of, or relating to the middle of a vessel

  1. the middle of a vessel

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