- Amidships is defined as the part of a seagoing vessel or an aircraft that is between the bow (front) and stern (rear).
A cabin that is located in the central portion of a ship along the keel is an example of a cabin that is located amidships.
in or toward the middle of a ship; esp., halfway between bow and stern
Midway between the bow and the stern.
(comparative more amidships, superlative most amidships)
- (nautical) In the middle of a ship, either longitudinally or laterally.
- [The U-boat captain] waited until the crosshairs lay directly amidships. “Torpedo ... los!”
- Two more torpedoes were fired; one ran erratic; the second hit amidships.
- The saloon, instead of being at the stern, according to the old method of construction, is placed more amidships.
- The main cabin, most amidships, was 8 feet 3 inches broad [...]
- (nautical) Usually in the line of the keel, but sometimes halfway between bow and stern; often contracted to “midships.” (FM 55-501).
- (figuratively) On the flank, at a vulnerable place.