in or toward the middle of a ship; esp., halfway between bow and stern
the middle part of a ship
- In the center position. Used of the helm.
Origin of midshipsProbably short for amidships.
(comparative more midships, superlative most midships)
- Alternative form of amidships.
- With the design allowing the engine to be placed so far forward the holds are more midships and this gives a better trim.