(redirected from Glossary of nautical terms)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


 (ə-mĭd′shĭps′) also a·mid·ship (-shĭp′)
adv. Nautical
Midway between the bow and the stern.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


(əˈmɪdʃɪps) or


adv, adj (postpositive)
(Nautical Terms) nautical at, near, or towards the centre of a vessel
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014



also a•mid′ship`,

1. in or toward the middle part of a ship or aircraft.
2. of, pertaining to, or located in the middle part of a ship or aircraft.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.amidships - at or near or toward the center of a shipamidships - 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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.


[əˈmɪdʃɪps] ADVen medio del barco
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[əˈmɪdʃɪps] advau milieu du navire
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


adv (Naut) → mittschiffs
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


[əˈmɪdʃɪps] adv (Naut) → a mezzanave
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
Peters offers excerpts from Conrad's letters as well as oceanic route maps; ship, sailing, and rigging diagrams; and a useful glossary of nautical terms. The explanatory annotations are thorough, and the prefatory remark is extremely valuable in helping to put Conrad's four stories in conversation with one another.
The book also provides two appendices, one a glossary of nautical terms, the other a typical Liberty Ship crew list.