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Definition of "amidships" []

  • Midway between the bow and the stern. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "amidships" in a sentence
  • "The sides of the ships are protected by iron plating of eight-inch thickness amidships, which is an inch more of iron than the armour possessed by the majority of our masted sea-going ironclads, many of which are twice or thrice the size of the _Cyclops_ and her sister-ships."
  • ""amidships" as Sahwah would have expressed it, and she wept over the linens in the cedar chest."
  • "The Storstad somehow rammed the Empress amidships."
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