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Princeton's WordNet

  1. amidships, amidship, midshipsadverb

    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. midships

    This glossary of nautical terms is an alphabetical listing of terms and expressions connected with ships, shipping, seamanship and navigation on water (mostly though not necessarily on the sea). Some remain current, while many date from the 17th to 19th centuries. The word nautical derives from the Latin nauticus, from Greek nautikos, from nautēs: "sailor", from naus: "ship". Further information on nautical terminology may also be found at Nautical metaphors in English, and additional military terms are listed in the Multiservice tactical brevity code article. Terms used in other fields associated with bodies of water can be found at Glossary of fishery terms, Glossary of underwater diving terminology, Glossary of rowing terms, and Glossary of meteorology.


  1. midships

    Midships refers to the middle section or part of a ship or naval vessel. It generally means the area situated equally distant from the bow and the stern (front and rear parts) of the ship. The term can also mean the point of equilibrium or balance in the vessel, the point at which it is longitudinally stable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Midshipsadverb

    in the middle of a ship; -- properly amidships

  2. Midships

    the timbers at the broadest part of the vessel

  3. Etymology: [For amidships.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. midships

    The middle part of the vessel, either with regard to her length or breadth. (See AMIDSHIPS.)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of midships in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of midships in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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