American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between due west and southwest, or 112°30ʹ west of due north.
- adj. To, toward, of, facing, or in the west-southwest.
- adv. In, from, or toward the west-southwest.
“It was a steady, hard wind now, blowing west-southwest without the slightest deviation.”
“John Aren says Rodriguez gave 432 items to the store in Wayne, about 15 miles west-southwest of Detroit, less than one week after his ouster.”
“Likikili Bay, that's more like it; deep indentation, mangrove swamps, good holding in nine fathoms when white scar in bluff bears west-southwest.”
“At the end of a mile, when the white scar on the bluff bore west-southwest, the lead vindicated the "Directory," and the anchor rumbled down in nine fathoms.”
“The cathedral was built, as most cathedrals in the German Empire at that time, with two choirs, an east choir for the high altar, and a west choir were the Emperor and his court would assist (remember that the Roman Emperors of the middle ages had no fixed capital, but moved from city to city; actually, Bamberg cathedral is not exactly oriented, thus the east choir is actually east-northeast, and west choir west-southwest).”
“The National Hurricane Center said the center of Lee was about 170 miles west-southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River on Friday and moving north at just 5 mph.”
“The plume is probably still around, but moving west-southwest of the BP well site at about 4 miles a day, Camilli said.”
“The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 5.0 quake struck about 16 miles west-southwest of El Centro, and a magnitude 4.7 quake hit about 15 minutes later in the same area.”
“The ship, called Cheonan after a city in central South Korea, sank in an area only 1.8 kilometers off the west-southwest side of the island, which has a naval base.”
“The ship, called Cheonan, was in relatively shallow water 1.8 two kilometers from the west-southwest shore of Baengnyeong Island, South Korea's western-most territory in the Yellow Sea.”
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