In or toward the middle of a ship; halfway between the bow and stern.
Originated in the mid-18th century, from 'amidships'.
- The captain stood amidship, surveying the horizon with his telescope.
- The cargo was stored amidship to balance the weight of the ship.
- The sailors gathered amidship to hear the captain's orders.
- The storm hit the ship amidship, causing it to list dangerously.
- The passengers huddled together amidship during the rough seas.