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- (nautical) In the middle of a ship, either longitudinally or laterally.
- [The U-boat captain] waited until the crosshairs lay directly amidships. “Torpedo ... los!”
- Two more torpedoes were fired; one ran erratic; the second hit amidships.
- The saloon, instead of being at the stern, according to the old method of construction, is placed more amidships.
- The main cabin, most amidships, was 8 feet 3 inches broad [...]
- (nautical) Usually in the line of the keel, but sometimes halfway between bow and stern; often contracted to “midships.” (FM 55-501).
- (figuratively) On the flank, at a vulnerable place.