American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between due east and southeast, or 112°30ʹ east of due north.
- adj. To, toward, of, facing, or in the east-southeast.
- adv. In, from, or toward the east-southeast.
- n. the compass point midway between east and southeast
“That morning the compass says the ship is heading east-southeast, and yet the sun is astern and there is a nasty moment for the helmsman and the first mate Starbuck as the terrifying commander reacts in fury.”
“Irene was 235 miles 378 kilometers east-southeast of Ponce, Puerto Rico.”
“Recently downgraded to a tropical depression, Harvey was located at about 125 miles 201 kilometers east-southeast of Coatzacoalcos, Mexico.”
“The center of the storm is about 675 miles 1,086 kilometers east-southeast of Corpus Christi.”
“TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 hit Japan on Saturday 126 km (80 miles) east-southeast of Hachinohe, off the east coast of Honshu island, the USGS reported.”
“Elsewhere, Tropical Storm Maria was about 210 miles (340 kilometers) east-southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, with winds reaching 50 mph (85 kph) at last report at 11 p.m.”
“Located in the Central Atlantic about 2,800 miles east-southeast of Jacksonville, Fla. (as of midday Monday), Danielle is moving slightly north of due west at about 16 mph.”
“It is about 345 miles (555 km) east-southeast of Chetumal.”
“But this "Seyfert" Galaxy isn't alone… If you are using a larger scope, be sure to look for 11th magnitude edge-on companion NGC 1055 about half a degree to the north-northeast, and fainter NGC 1087 and NGC 1090 about a degree to the east-southeast.”
“By Thursday afternoon, Karl was centered 165 miles (265 kilometers) east-southeast of Tuxpan, with winds of 80 mph (130 kph).”
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