Amidships

(redirected from amidship)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

Amidships

At or near the middle of a ship. This term is used when transporting goods over water. See also: International commerce.
References in periodicals archive ?
BEAM--Width of the ship (amidships) between the widest point of the two sides.
The Exeter, however, was the first Allied ship to take a torpedo amidships and was forced to abandon the fight.
The third missile hit Eilat amidships, causing more damage and further fires, while the fourth went astray and crashed in the water nearby.
Collingwood responded to a painful blow amidships from Hardus Viljoen by hooking him for six and Clark reached his 50 with a straight driven four off the South African.
Time and again the Irish province were hit back by uncompromising tackling, never more so than when Hanno Dirksen clobbered Jarrad Butler amidships, sending him back a metre or more.
The drive battery is located amidships under the floor, providing a low centre of gravity for stability.
And one-time James Bond villain Javier Bardem harries everyone amidships as the revengeseeking Salazar, the matador of the sea.
Horton, perhaps still discomfited after being hit amidships by the previous delivery, was bowled by Carey, and the 19-yearold seamer made it two in two balls by finding the edge of Neil Dexter's bat.
The SS Connemara was rammed amidships by the incoming collier The Retriever beside the Haulbowline lighthouse on November 3, 1916.
The vessel was powered by a closed cycle steam engine with the ability to run the single propeller for up to four hours, with diving controlled by a pair of hydroplanes amidships.
Nessie then positions itself until the jacket is located amidships, rigging is attached and the jacket is rotated underwater to the horizontal position, where it is secured for transport to shore.
To achieve these goals, the development programme established that positioning the accommodation amidships, combined with a shallower draught made the vessel more stable, delivering optimal comfortable living conditions and more efficient dynamic positioning.