Definition of amidships in English:

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amidships

Pronunciation: /əˈmidˌSHips/
(also amidship)

adverb& adjective

In the middle of a ship: [as adverb]: the destroyer rammed her amidships [as adjective]: an amidships engine
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.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with amidships

midships

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: a·mid·ships

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