in or toward the middle part of a or aircraft; midway between the ends.
along the central fore-and-aft line of a or aircraft.
in or toward the center of anything:
a long, narrow office with a desk placed amidships.
of, relating to, or located in the middle part of a or aircraft.
Historical Examples

He pointed out the three viewscreens mounted below the bridge, amidships.
Oomphel in the Sky Henry Beam Piper

As already stated, it was amidships,—where its owner had been exploring it.
The Ocean Waifs Mayne Reid

We caught her amidships and the explosion was tremendous, but we were well outside its area.
Danger! and Other Stories Arthur Conan Doyle

The order to put it amidships, that is, in a line with the keel.
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth

amidships is a small platform partly roofed over with matting.
A Wayfarer in China Elizabeth Kendall

With jibs and fore-and-aft sails, the tack confines them amidships.
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth

This accounted for the cessation of the work, and the absence of the sailors from “amidships.”
The Boy Tar Mayne Reid

The two lads were under the awning upon this particular day just amidships.
The Ocean Cat’s Paw George Manville Fenn

amidships sat another figure, the sight of which gave Samba a delightful thrill of expectation.
Samba Herbert Strang

There it is, sir,” said Joe—“lashed just amidships out of the way.
The Ocean Cat’s Paw George Manville Fenn

adverb, adjective (postpositive)
(nautical) at, near, or towards the centre of a vessel


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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