southwest by west


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southwest by west

n.
The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between southwest and west-southwest, or 123°45′ west of due north.
adv. & adj.
Toward or from southwest by west.
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southwest by west

n
(Navigation) one point on the compass north of southwest, 236° 15′ clockwise from north
adj, adv
in, from, or towards this direction
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Noun1.southwest by west - the compass point that is one point west of southwest
compass point, point - any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass; "he checked the point on his compass"
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Translations
sud-ouest-quart-ouest
References in classic literature ?
All those tenders and store-ships of ours are going on southwest by west to New York to make a floating depot for us.

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