Meaning of midships in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɪdʃɪps/


  • In the middle of a ship, either longitudinally or laterally.

    • ‘a torpedo struck midships just below the waterline’


  • Situated in the middle of a ship, either longitudinally or laterally.

    ‘the main midships galley’
    • ‘There was no one in sight, but he heard a fiddle and what sounded like an accordion, and what he'd thought was just an anchor light was also the gleam of light from the scuttles of a low, midships deckhouse.’
    • ‘The midships building is only a shell, though standing upright.’
    • ‘Most of the midships area has collapsed in on itself, the weight buckling the hull outwards.’
    • ‘Rather than end the dive and ascend from here, a convenient way to move slowly shallower and get the most from a dive computer is to follow the hull back to the midships area, slowly making your way up the hull.’
    • ‘Shoals of chromis and damsels with large grouper among them cruised the wreck as we slowly ascended towards the midships section.’
    • ‘It is shotted to the midships mast and the deck is at 30m.’
    • ‘Her remains include the bows and midships section in 20-25m, while her stern lies a little off the main reef in 50-55m and is consequently rarely dived.’
    • ‘Most of the midships section had collapsed and was unsafe to penetrate.’
    • ‘It is smothered in plumose anemones but the scrap is still clearly visible on the decks, with the partially collapsed midships section revealing yet more cargo.’


  • The middle of a ship, either longitudinally or laterally.

    • ‘both bow and stern have been separated from the main midships’