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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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  • The invention consists in reversible propellers working on each side of the boat amidships.
  • The ship's compartments from amidships forward were speedily flooded.
  • The mechanism for the ship's wheel is covered by a box located amidships at the stern.
  • There are stairways to port and starboard aft and a single large stairway amidships between the stacks.
  • As it rolled from the impact, a second wave struck near amidships before the vessel split in two.
  • The broad deck is interrupted by a large cargo hatch amidships that leads below to the hold.
  • They were then moved in an insulated container to the officer's galley refrigerator freezer compartment, approximately amidships.
  • Cabins for ranking crew are located amidships between the boiler and the engine room.
  • The green of the lower hull and the white top sides are still visible, as are the two gasoline engines located amidships.
  • Kathryn carries two dredges, one on each side with the winders and winder engine amidships.
British Dictionary definitions for amidships

amidships

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

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]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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