west by south


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west by south

n.
The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between due west and west-southwest, or 101°15′ west of due north.
adv. & adj.
Toward or from west by south.

west by south

n
(Navigation) one point on the compass south of west, 258° 45′ clockwise from north
adj, adv
in, from, or towards this direction

west′ by south′


n.
a point on the compass 11°15~ south of west. Abbr.: WbS
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.west by south - the compass point that is one point south of due westwest by south - the compass point that is one point south of due west
compass point, point - any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass; "he checked the point on his compass"
Translations
ouest-quart-sud-ouest
References in classic literature ?
The Bremen and the Weimar, both hit in several places, were going west by south and away from her.
Harvey very soon discovered that the "We're Here", with her riding-sail, strolling from berth to berth, and the "We're Here" headed west by south under home canvas, were two very different boats.

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