Definitions

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

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  • adverb at or near or toward the center of a ship
  • adjective located in the middle part of a ship or aircraft
  • adverb at or near or toward the middle

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Examples

  • We raked out the bo'sun from his afternoon nap, and he and a withered old lascar jammed a hemp fender between the chain and woodwork, so their slumbers ought to be more peaceful; now they are getting a temporary change to a berth amidship, which is unoccupied as far as Marseilles; in it they will hardly feel the motion.

    From Edinburgh to India & Burmah

  • "amidship" if one may use that term concerning an airship.

    Dick Hamilton's Airship, or, a Young Millionaire in the Clouds

  • A light and graceful bridge of steel rods and planking ran the full length of the Elsinore, starting from the poop, crossing the amidship house and the forecastle, and connecting with the forecastle-head at the very bow of the ship.

    CHAPTER III

  • The actual coming on board from the tug I had missed, but for'ard of the amidship house I encountered a few laggards who had not yet gone into the forecastle.

    CHAPTER III

  • His voice was still ringing, and the men were just beginning to move in obedience, when the amidship deck of the Pyrenees, in a mass of flame and smoke, was flung upward into the sails and rigging, part of it remaining there and the rest falling into the sea.

    THE SEED OF McCOY

  • A shell hit the boat amidship and men, dogs and equipment catapulted into the air.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Loving Our Dogs

  • A shell hit the boat amidship and men, dogs and equipment catapulted into the air.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Loving Our Dogs

  • Then two long sweeps were manned amidship, with two sturdy fellows to tug at each; and the quiet evening air led through the soft rehearsal of the water to its banks the creak of tough ash thole-pins, and the groan of gunwale, and the splash of oars, and even a sound of human staple, such as is accepted by the civilized world as our national diapason.

    Springhaven

  • For example, the standard Class A floor plan put bed in the back, head toward the center, galley amidship, and seating toward the front.

    The RVer’s Bible

  • For example, the standard Class A floor plan put bed in the back, head toward the center, galley amidship, and seating toward the front.

    The RVer’s Bible

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