amidship


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a·mid·ships

 (ə-mĭd′shĭps′) also a·mid·ship (-shĭp′)
adv. Nautical
Midway between the bow and the stern.
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Adj.1.amidship - located in the middle part of a ship or aircraftamidship - located in the middle part of a ship or aircraft
central - in or near a center or constituting a center; the inner area; "a central position"
Adv.1.amidship - at or near or toward the center of a shipamidship - 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"
2.amidship - at or near or toward the middleamidship - at or near or toward the middle  
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His voice was still ringing, and the men were just beginning to move in obedience, when the amidship deck of the Pyrenees, in a mass of flame and smoke, was flung upward into the sails and rigging, part of it remaining there and the rest falling into the sea.
But the god changed into a dreadful lion there on the ship, in the bows, and roared loudly: amidships also he showed his wonders and created a shaggy bear which stood up ravening, while on the forepeak was the lion glaring fiercely with scowling brows.
Pell-mell they tumbled down the poop-ladders; pell-mell they raced amidships past that yawning open furnace; the pitch was boiling through the seams of the crackling deck; they slipped and fell upon it, one over another, and the wonder is that none plunged headlong into the flames.
She struck the Mary Turner squarely amidships on the port beam, so that, from the poop, one saw, as well as heard, her long side bend and spring back like a limber fabric.
Here was where another man in the boat would have been of value to him; for, with me but a few feet astern, he did not dare let go the tiller and run amidships to try to force down the centre-board.
Tom stood amidships, gloomy-browed, and with folded arms, and gave his orders in a low, stern whisper:
Easy with that, men--easy," he ran on, to the fellows who were shifting the powder; and then suddenly observing me examining the swivel we carried amidships, a long brass nine, "Here you, ship's boy," he cried, "out o' that
Ruth sat near him in the stern, while the three young fellows lounged amidships, deep in a wordy wrangle over "frat" affairs.
It was no very easy task, for the skiff lay amidships and was full of hamper, and the breaking of the heavier seas continually forced us to give over and hold on; but we all wrought like horses while we could.
It struck us on the starboard side almost amidships.
We must have been struck squarely amidships, for I saw nothing, the strange steamboat having passed beyond my line of vision.
It was only later, when upon the white flash of another high sea hurling itself amidships, Jukes had a vision of two pairs of davits leaping black and empty out of the solid blackness, with one overhauled fall flying and an iron-bound block capering in the air, that he became aware of what had happened within about three yards of his back.