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.
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.
- The two propellers, which were comparatively very large,'being placed amidships, so to speak.
- In Sweden the few farms of the Swedes who inhabit the region are on the lake shores, and the traveller must be rowed from one to another in the typical boats of the district, pointed at bow and stern, unusually low amidships, and propelled by short sculls or paddles.
- A fierce fire had broken out amidships in the " Good Hope " and was increasing in brilliance.
- C. Halahan at the head of the bluejackets amidships was killed by machine-gun fire.