Origin of midships
First recorded in 1620–30
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Examples from the Web for midships
The fore and after bodies are similar in form from midships.
Thick planks on the decks, in midships, between the hatchways.
Underneath the officers' quarters was the 'midships torpedo-room.A Sub and a Submarine
Percy F. Westerman
While speaking she has started up from the stern, and is making for 'midships.Gwen Wynn
The bow was guard duty; the steering was light duty; the midships off duty.Overland
John William De Forest
- nautical See amidships
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