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(wĕst′south′wĕst′, -sou-wĕst′)
n. Abbr. WSW
The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between due west and southwest, or 112°30′ west of due north.
To, toward, of, facing, or in the west-southwest.
In, from, or toward the west-southwest.


(Navigation) the point on the compass or the direction midway between southwest and west, 247° 30′ clockwise from north
adj, adv
in, from, or towards this direction
Symbol: WSW


1. a point on the compass midway between west and southwest.
2. coming from this point: a west-southwest wind.
3. directed toward this point.
4. toward this point. Abbr.: WSW


A. Noesuroeste m, oesurueste m
B. ADJoesuroeste, oesurueste
C. ADV (= toward west-southwest) → hacia el oesuroeste or oesurueste; [situated] → al oesuroeste or oesurueste, en el oesuroeste or oesurueste
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