American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between south and southeast, or 157°30ʹ east of due north.
- adj. To, toward, of, facing, or in the south-southeast.
- adv. In, from, or toward the south-southeast.
- n. The compass bearing or compass point halfway between south and southeast, specifically 157.5°, abbreviated as SSE.
- adv. to, toward, or in the south southeast
“The National Hurricane Center in Miami said the center of Ophelia was about 435 miles (700 kilometers) south-southeast of Bermuda, and was moving north at about 17 mph (27 kph).”
“Long lines of oil sheen began showing up about 35 miles south-southeast of Grand Isle.”
“Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Tomas was about 570 kilometers south-southeast of Port-au-Prince, with winds of 85 kilometers per hour.”
“John Bellini, a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colorado, said the larger earthquake had a preliminary 5.3 magnitude and struck 220 miles 350 kilometers south-southeast of Madrid at 6:47 p.m.”
“John Bellini , a seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center in Golden, Colorado, said the larger earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 and struck 220 miles 350 kilometers south-southeast of Madrid, the Associated Press reported.”
“Emily was hovering about 215 miles south-southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday afternoon, then quickened its pace toward Haiti and the Dominican Republic later in the day.”
“Its maximum sustained winds were 40 mph and it was drifting slowly south-southeast at 2 mph.”
“Forecasters say Bret has 85-kilometer-per-hour winds and is centered about 465 kilometers south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.”
“Its center was about 235 miles (380 kilometers) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and 455 miles (735 kilometers) west of Bermuda.”
“As of Wednesday night, Earl was a powerful Category 4 hurricane centered more than 520 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., with winds of 140 mph.”
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