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Definition of the adverb amidships

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  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 amidships: amidship / midships

Alternative definition of the adverb amidships


  1. [nautical] In the middle of a ship, either longitudinally or laterally.
  2. [nautical] Usually in the line of the keel, but sometimes halfway between bow and stern; often contracted to “midships.” (FM 55-501).
  3. [figuratively] On the flank, at a vulnerable place.

Definition of the noun amidships

What does amidships mean as a name of something?

Specialised definition of the noun amidships

Glossary of sports / sailing

the middle part of a boat, between the bow and the stern (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Other definitions of amidships

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  1. A helm order, normally shortened to midships!, to centre the helm in the line of the keel.

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Google previewThe Sailor's Illustrated Dictionary (2001)

by Tom Lenfestey, Thompson Lenfestey

"We took a kamikaze hit amidships." In this sense it would probably mean amidships lengthwise. "Put the boom amidships," would mean to put the boom on the centerline, parallel to the keel. It is used as an adjective in such instances as the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Ships and Shipping (1908)

by Herbert B. Mason

Deck amidships. 2 — 1 pdr. 4 Machine. Torpedo Tubes.

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life in America (2008)

by Randall M. Miller Ph.D.

The hulls were made of wood; the vessels were propelled by paddle wheels housed amidships; the engines were physically very large and of a single ex- pansion, low-pressure type, also located amidships; and the steam was exhausted into ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

The orlop amidships — 63. The cable tire; 64. The main hatchway. K. The lower gun-deck amidships — 65. The ladder leading up to the middle gun-deck ; 66. The lower tire of ports L. The middle gun-deck amidlhip — 67. The middle tire of ...

Google previewThe Seaman's Manual, Containing a Treatise on Practical Seamanship, with Plates; a Dictionary of Sea Terms; Customs and Usages of the Merchant Service; Laws Relating to the Practical Duties of Master and Mariner (1841)

amidships. Cast the hitch off the gasket, take it in your hand, and pass two or three turns, beginning at the head; haul them taut; and so on to the clew. Pass the turns over and to windward. This will help to bring the sail upon the yard and to ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1842)

lleight of gunwale, or portsill, above the under surface of the upper or weather deck, Amidships . Height of portsill above the under surface of the deck, next below the upper or At the side weather deck. . ~ . ;\mll1.4111 is 19.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Britannica (1922)

a dictionary of arts, sciences, literature and general information by Hugh Chisholm

armour amidships and 4-in. at the ends, with an upper belt of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fifth Edition, Volumes One and Two (2006)

by James R. Pfafflin, Edward N. Ziegler

Poop, bridge and forecastle superstructures with navigating bridge located amidships. 4) Forward and after fuel bunkers. 5) Forward and after pump rooms. 6) Relatively long, single screw, main propulsion machinery, with separate boiler ...

Google previewDictionary for Air Travel and Tourism Activities (2008)

Over 7,100 terms on Airlines, Tourism, Hospitality, Cruises, Car Rentals, GDS, Geography, Climate, Ecology, Business, Customs, and Organizations Subjects by Homero E. Martinez

Amidships (Cruise): At or toward the part of a ship halfway between the bow and ...

Google previewDictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (1981)

by James L. Mooney

One torpedo hit the second tanker amidships, and it broke in half beneath the stack and sank immediately.

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Small photo of Allied tanker torpedoed in Atlantic Ocean by German submarine during World War 2. The ship crumbled amidships under heat of fire as she settled toward bottom of sea. 1942. More...

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Amidships Meaning

Video shows what amidships means. In the middle of a ship, either longitudinally or laterally.. Usually in the line of the keel, but sometimes halfway between bow ...

Scrabble value of A1M3I1D2S1H4I1P3S1

The value of this 9-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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