Etymology
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amidships (adv.)

"in or toward the middle of a ship," 1690s, from amid + ship (n.). It retains the genitive -s of compounds of amid in Middle English, suggesting this one is older than the written record of it.

updated on December 31, 2016

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Definitions of amidships from WordNet

amidships (adv.)
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
Synonyms: amidship / midships
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