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Of or located in the middle of a ship.
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(ˈmɪdˌʃɪp) nautical
(Nautical Terms) in, of, or relating to the middle of a vessel
(Nautical Terms) the middle of a vessel
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in or belonging to the middle part of a ship.
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References in classic literature ?
"Nothing but the midship tanks, and they're none too tight.
The midships engine, generally used as a reinforce, is not running; so the port and starboard turbine vacuum-chambers draw direct into the return-mains.
At his right hand is the midships engine lever ready to be thrown into gear at a moment's notice.
We are never without a corposant grinning on our bows or rolling head over heels from nose to midships, and to the crackle of electricity around and within us is added once or twice the rattle of hail--hail that will never fall on any sea.
But so decided an original start had Derick had, that spite of all their gallantry, he would have proved the victor in this race, had not a righteous judgment descended upon him in a crab which caught the blade of his midship oarsman.
Lines were flung ashore, fore and aft, and a 'midship spring got out.
"The first thing I did was to put my head down the square of the midship ventilator.
One of the hunters, a tall, loose-jointed chap named Henderson, was going aft at the time from the steerage (the name the hunters facetiously gave their midships sleeping quarters) to the cabin.
Auto Business News-June 4, 2014--Hyundai launches Veloster Midship concept vehicle at 2014 Busan International Motor Show
Such equilibrium owes much to the compact engine size which allowed engineers to place it further back towards the centre of the vehicle, than a conventional engine, not a mid engine arrangement but a front midship layout.
Power comes courtesy of a lightweight 3.5-litre V6 engine, located midship for optimum balance.