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Definition of the adverb amidships

What does amidships 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 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

What does amidships also mean?


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

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Google previewEncyclopaedia of Ships and Shipping (1908)

by Herbert B. Mason

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

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1920)

A Library of Universal Knowledge

• Armament j Armor — Side, amidships Side, forward and aft. . . Bulkheads, forward and aft Barbettes Gun-houses Conning tower. ,t 1 ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Cargo Handling (2013)

by Peter Brodie

Amidships Ammonia tanker or ammonia carrier Fully refrigerated tanker designed. Fig. 1b Aluminium ingots; these are in bundles of 1 tonne and in lots of 25 tonnes as specified by the London Metal Exchange Fig. 1c Superpack of aluminium ...

Google previewHolman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)

by Chad Brand, Archie England, Charles W. Draper

Asingle squaresail onamast amidships couldbe raised and lowered. Sails of sewn patches of wovenlinen were controlled with lines of twisted papyrus and leather. Otherequipment included sternmooring lines,stone anchors, punting poles, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the United States Navy (2011)

by Patricia M. Kearns

° AMIDSHIPS before the Treaty of Paris of 1783 was signed and American independence was recognized. Unfortunately for future naval developments, once the war ended, the new United States allowed its new navy to languish until ...

Google previewThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life in America [4 volumes] (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 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 ...

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Small photo of The amidships of two docked fishing boats in a small Scottish fishing town.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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