Definition of amidships in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈmɪdʃɪps/
(also amidship)

adverb& adjective

In the middle of a ship, either longitudinally or laterally: [as adverb]: the destroyer rammed her amidships [as adjective]: an amidships engine room
More example sentences
  • As the exhausted and injured men slept below decks the ship was struck amidships by a torpedo from a German E-boat and she broke in two, sinking in just 15 seconds.
  • It is an unusual design of ship, a collier with engine-room aft and wheelhouse amidships.
  • The main saloon is amidships over the engine room and features a sofa along the starboard aft bulkhead that converts to a fore and aft berth.


Late 17th century: from a-2 (expressing position or direction) + midship, influenced by amid.

Words that rhyme with amidships


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