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amidships

[uh-mid-ships] /əˈmɪdˌʃɪps/
adverb
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.
adjective
4.
of, pertaining to, or located in the middle part of a ship or aircraft.
Also, amidship.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; amid + ship + -s1
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British Dictionary definitions for amidship

amidships

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

adverb

Used to refer to the striking of a blow in the abdomen

[1937+; fr earlier sense ''in the middle of a ship,'' implying the most crucial or vulnerable part]


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