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(south′south-wĕst′, sou′sou-wĕst′)
n. Abbr. SSW
The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between due south and southwest, or 157°30′ west of due north.
To, toward, of, facing, or in the south-southwest.
In, from, or toward the south-southwest.
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(Navigation) the point on the compass or the direction midway between south and southwest; 202° 30′ clockwise from north
adj, adv
in, from, or towards this direction
Symbol: SSW
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1. the point on the compass midway between south and southwest. Abbr.: SSW
2. coming from this point, as the wind.
3. directed toward this point.
4. in the direction of or toward this point.
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Adv.1.south-southwest - to, toward, or in the south southwest
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A. Nsudsudoeste m, sursuroeste m
B. ADJsudsudoeste, sursuroeste
C. ADV (= toward south-southwest) → hacia el sudsudoeste or sursuroeste; [situated] → al sudsudoeste or sursuroeste, en el sudsudoeste or sursuroeste
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