Origin of midships
Examples from the Web for midships
Speaking to the man at the wheel: "Don't let her go off, damn you, let her come to, and put your wheel in 'midships."The Flying Bo'sun|Arthur Mason
That part of the ship's hull which is abaft the midships or dead-flat, as seen from astern.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
On this occasion, the sharp edge of the rock struck the vessel about midships aft of the paddle-boxes.Grace Darling|Eva Hope
This done, we again sprang at our ugly customer, he at the bow, and I about midships.
At his right hand is the midships engine lever ready to be thrown into gear at a moment's notice.With The Night Mail|Rudyard Kipling