1. at or near or toward the center of a ship
    in the late 19th century, engines were placed in front, amidships, and at the rear
  2. at or near or toward the middle
  1. located in the middle part of a ship or aircraft
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How To Use amidship In A Sentence

  • Additional bollards may be located alongside the holds, just forward and aft of the amidships superstructure.
  • Several of the larger locks have floating bollards that you place one of your lines around as you stand amidships on your boat.
  • Heading back amidships along the port side, the hull dips away much more steeply than on the starboard side.
  • Further forward, the aft hold is broken plates, then the amidships deckhouse and winch-gear lies intact and upside-down, and the goalpost mast has fallen diagonally across the wreck.
  • He stood in a slight crouch amidships, his knees bent just enough so that he could maintain balance as the boat planed along the waters, the hull bouncing and slapping down the waves passing underneath the bow.
  • Once I did succeed in outmanœuvering Demetrios, so that my bow bumped into him amidships. Demetrios Contos
  • Be sure that the rudder is amidships, or else aimed to port if the boat starts making sternway.
  • When Armand glanced out again early in the morning light he saw an old aluminum fishing skiff with an outboard astern, sporting an orange plastic tarp rigged amidships over the loading boom as a tent.
  • Our cabin is amidships.
  • For the upper edges of the sides, called the gunwale (B, B), similar stringers were provided, but they extended farther fore and aft, and amidships were fully six and a half feet apart, whereas the lower stringers amidships were four and a half feet apart. The Wonder Island Boys: The Mysteries of the Caverns
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