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Definition of the adjective amidship

What does amidship mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. located in the middle part of a ship or aircraft

Definition of the adverb amidship

What does amidship mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. at or near or toward the center of a ship
    • example: in the late 19th century, engines were placed in front, amidships, and at the rear
    • synonyms of amidship: amidships / midships
  2. at or near or toward the middle

Alternative definition of the adverb amidship


  1. In the middle of a ship (as opposed to bow or stern).

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Google previewThe Illustrated Dictionary of Boating Terms (1998)

2,000 Essential Terms for Sailors & Powerboaters by John Rousmaniere

amidship(s) ...

Google previewKnights American Mechanical Dictionary (1876)

by Edward H. Knight

It has side-wheels and a track amidship. c is a plan-view of the same. Fer'ry- bridge. A form of ferry-boat in which the railway-train moves on to the elevated deck, is transported across the water, and then lands upon the other side. Tramways ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the War of 1812 (2012)

A Political, Social, and Military History by Spencer C. Tucker

abaft abatis accoutrements accrocher aft aground ahead aide-de-camp all hands aloft amidship s/ midships amphibious warfare anchorage armada 976 Glossary bark (barque) or barkentine (barquentine) barrage bastion battalion ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Petroleum Industry (2009)

by M. S. Vassiliou

The Zoroaster's engine was amidship, and it was one of the first ships in the world to use Bessemer steel. While many observers consider the Zoroaster to have ...

Google previewMarine Affairs Dictionary (2004)

Terms, Concepts, Laws, Court Cases, and International Conventions and Agreements by Niels West

AMIDSHIP: The middle portion of a vessel. AMISTAD: Small slaveship carrying 53 slaves from present-day Sierra Leone in 1839 to Cuba. During the voyage, one of the slaves, Cinque, successfully fought the captain and crew and while ...

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Scrabble value of A1M3I1D2S1H4I1P3

The value of this 8-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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