• WordNet 3.6
    • adv amidships 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Amidships (Naut) In the middle of a ship, with regard to her length, and sometimes also her breadth.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • amidships In or toward the middle of a ship, or that part which is midway between the stem and the stern.
    • amidships In the middle line of a ship; over and in line with the keel: as, to put the helm amid ships.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv., n Amidships half-way between the stem and stern of a ship
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In literature:

They sat down together on the bottom boards amidships, and then raised the pannikins.
"Tessa" by Louis Becke
There were two fights in progress, one a stand-up-and-knock-down affair near the pilot-house; the other a wrestling match amidships.
"The Wreck of the Titan" by Morgan Robertson
Both of the guns were on the main deck amidships.
"The Ebbing Of The Tide" by Louis Becke
Broken amidships, finally, she twisted like some tortured creature of the deep.
"The Great White Tribe in Filipinia" by Paul T. Gilbert
Erik now boarded the "Long Serpent" amidships, but was beaten back.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
She had two large guns mounted forward, and a number of rapid fire guns aft and amidships.
"A Voyage with Captain Dynamite" by Charles Edward Rich
Their outfit was piled amidships.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
He set it exactly amidships, and told me to prepare for the ascent.
"Pharaoh's Broker" by Ellsworth Douglass
Returning to the open space amidships, the party entered the forward room on the starboard side.
"Dikes and Ditches" by Oliver Optic
Bobby passed out the wooden ducks two by two, and Mr. Kincaid stowed them carefully amidships.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
A harp and a violin were scraping lively airs amidships.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
They were provided also with square sails pitched about amidships and were steered by a large paddle.
"A Treasury of Heroes and Heroines" by Clayton Edwards
He put her gently down when he gained the deck, and led her away amidships somewhere, and there the two disappeared.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
He had been disturbed by the racket and now stood amidships.
"The Motor Boat Club and The Wireless" by H. Irving Hancock
Rainey gave it up and went amidships.
"A Man to His Mate" by J. Allan Dunn
Once I did succeed in outmanoeuvring Demetrios, so that my bow bumped into him amidships.
"Tales of the Fish Patrol" by Jack London
Bobby, seated amidships, faced the bow.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
Amidships was a single man, clad in overalls and a denim shirt.
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Two blades of her propeller are broken, and she is leaking badly amidships.
"An Ocean Tramp" by William McFee
The ill-fated vessel lay on her side with a huge jagged hole torn in her fabric amidships.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various

In news:

Un- hot-rod -like is the Caresto V8's engine placement: it's not under the hood but placed amidships for better weight distribution, giving the retro-styled 2645 lb.