Meaning of “amidships” in the English Dictionary

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"amidships" in British English

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amidshipsadverb

uk /əˈmɪd.ʃɪps/ us /əˈmɪd.ʃɪps/

Examples from literature

  • The second-class passengers were not often found intruding across the bar, but the first-class frequently made visits to their friends amidships. 
  • The shell struck the submersible squarely amidships, and carried away the periscope. 
  • The water butts stood amidships, not far from the open door of the galley. 
  • They took it, pretty respectfully, and went below, Martin still standing amidships, where he had stood from the first. 
  • We had been rammed amidships by one of the escorting destroyers, but the breach was above the water-line. 

(Definition of “amidships” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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