from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Midway between the bow and the stern.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. In the middle of a ship, either longitudinally or laterally.
- adv. Usually in the line of the keel, but sometimes halfway between bow and stern; often contracted to “midships.” (FM 55-501).
- adv. On the flank, at a vulnerable place.
- interj. A helm order, normally shortened to midships!, to centre the helm in the line of the keel.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In the middle of a ship, with regard to her length, and sometimes also her breadth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In or toward the middle of a ship, or that part which is midway between the stem and the stern.
- In the middle line of a ship; over and in line with the keel: as, to put the helm amid ships.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. at or near or toward the center of a ship
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