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Princeton's WordNet

  1. amidships, amidship, midships(adverb)

    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"


  1. amidships(Adverb)

    In the middle of a ship, either longitudinally or laterally.

  2. amidships(Adverb)

    Usually in the line of the keel, but sometimes halfway between bow and stern; often contracted to u201Cmidships.u201D (FM 55-501).

  3. amidships(Adverb)

    On the flank, at a vulnerable place.

  4. amidships(Interjection)

    A helm order, normally shortened to midships!, to centre the helm in the line of the keel.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Amidships(adverb)

    in the middle of a ship, with regard to her length, and sometimes also her breadth

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. amidships

    The middle of the ship, whether in regard to her length between stem and stern, or in breadth between the two sides. To put the helm amidships is to place it in a line with the keel. The term, however, has a more general bearing to the axis of the ship; as guns, or stores, or place amidships has reference to that line, fore and aft. Externally the term "amidships" as to striking, boarding, &c., would be about the main-mast, or half the length of the ship. (See MIDSHIPS.)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of amidships in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of amidships in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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