amidships /əˈmɪdʃɪps / amidship


I. adverb, adjective

in the middle of a ship, either longitudinally or laterally

[as adv.]

the destroyer rammed her amidships
[as adj.]
an amidships engine room.
– origin late 17th cent.: from a-2 (expressing position or direction) + midship, influenced by amid.

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