American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or located in the middle of a ship.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Being or belonging to the middle of a ship: as, a midship beam.
- adj. Pertaining to the middle of a ship or a boat.
- n. The middle of a ship or a boat.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to, or being in, the middle of a ship.
“This method does not interfere with the use of the so called midship-tack, but change of putting on bands, from the leech of the sail at the reef to the center tack would be necessary.”
“This is managed by the carpenter taking what is called her midship section, and making a slight framework model to guide the stowage of the booms.”
“And with the motor mounted further toward the midline of the chassis "midship", it gives the car an even more nimble quality than before because most of the rotational mass is in the middle of the vehicle.”
“Immediately over the "midship" section of the hull, and extending one hundred and fifty feet in either direction fore and aft from this point, placed upon the "back," so to speak, of the hull, was a superstructure shaped somewhat like the above-water portion of a double-ended Thames steamboat, with a deck, thirty feet in width at its broadest part, protected by an open railing in place of the usual bulwarks.”
“Towering high in the air, and almost filling the glade from end to end with her enormous length, was an object measuring no fewer than six hundred feet long, of cylindrical shape, sixty feet in diameter at her so-called "midship" section, and tapering away fore and aft by a series of finely curved lines, to the pointed extremities of the bow and stern.”
“The cabin is also further midship than it feels, with the relatively large 22-gallon tank sitting between the seats and the rear axle.”
“How Charles Davis survives in that wet, freezing, paint-scabbed room of iron in the 'midship-house is beyond me -- just as it is beyond me that the wretched sailors in the wretched forecastle do not lie down in their bunks and die, or, at least, refuse to answer the call of the watches.”
“From the main deck, in the alley-way between the 'midship-house and the rail, came the voices of”
“It spanned from the forecastle-head to the forecastle-house, next to the 'midship house, and then to the poop.”
“Mr. Pike took charge of the 'midship-house and the poop.”
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