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Midship

Definitions

  • Midship section of a fourth-rate
    Midship section of a fourth-rate
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Midship Of or pertaining to, or being in, the middle of a ship.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • midship Being or belonging to the middle of a ship: as, a midship beam.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Midship being in the middle of a ship
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. (mid-), middgen; Ger. mitte and mittel, L. medius, Gr. mesos.

Usage

In literature:

The after hatchway to the deck was closed with tumbling wreckage, so they must have gone up the midship hatch.
"The U-boat hunters" by James B. Connolly
While Hill held up his head and wrung the water out of his red hair, Burton got back on the midship thwart and grabbed the oars.
"Owen Clancy's Happy Trail" by Burt L. Standish
There's pretty free space for operations 'midships.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
Midships I heard a muffled knocking at Williams', the engineer's, hatch.
"The Lady and the Pirate" by Emerson Hough
The midship section will be 40 x 30 = 1,200 square feet: the solid contents will be 40 x 30 x 280 = 336,000 solid feet.
"Ocean Steam Navigation and the Ocean Post" by Thomas Rainey
Now the big second mate hailed from the top of the midship house.
"Gold Out of Celebes" by Aylward Edward Dingle
Midships were the piled up nets and buoys.
"A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
From her midships section smoke, in immense black clouds, was pouring.
"The Ocean Wireless Boys And The Naval Code" by John Henry Goldfrap, AKA Captain Wilbur Lawton
This was three feet long and six inches broad in its midships diameter.
"The Angel of the Revolution" by George Griffith
Least area of waterway = 6 X greatest midship section of boat.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
Findin' a crew at stations by a midships gun, Ah speired if they was short o' hauns.
"Sea-Hounds" by Lewis R. Freeman
The water shot across her 'midships three feet deep, and foaming like a Highland burn in spate.
"H.M.S. ----" by Klaxon
Midships of the craft, a form was crouching.
"The Maroon" by Mayne Reid
Coming to a halt, the divisions faced midships, banked on each side of the quarter-deck.
"The Battleship Boys at Sea" by Frank Gee Patchin
Andy Kitson and I, pulling starboard and port oars respectively, rubbed shoulders on the broad 'midship's thwart.
"Down the Columbia" by Lewis R. Freeman
This done, we again sprang at our ugly customer, he at the bow, and I about midships.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine Vol. IV, No. 19, Dec 1851" by Various
One of these was held at midship at blocks.
"A Century of Sail and Steam on the Niagara River" by Barlow Cumberland
A ketch is a wessel wot has one big mast set well aft about midships an' a little one way aft of the fust one.
"Woven with the Ship" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
The same route was available for first-class passengers forward of midships on B, C, and E decks.
"Loss of the Steamship 'Titanic'" by British Government
The midship compartment was in darkness and partly flooded.
"The Story of Our Submarines" by John Graham Bower
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In news:

Another plug for the midship cleat involves its use in everyday docking situations.
Transfer Flow has introduced auxiliary and large replacement midship fuel tank systems for 1999-2001 Ford cab and chassis, gas and diesel applications.
Midships Cruises in San Juan Capistrano.
Midships had the lead at every call in the San Juan Capistrano.
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