Definition of amidships in English:


Line breaks: amid|ships
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
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    • 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.

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