from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between due south and south-southeast, or 168°45′ east of due north.
  • adverb & adjective Toward or from south by east.

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  • noun The compass point halfway between south and south-southeast, specifically 168.75°, abbreviated as SbE.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the compass point that is one point east of due south


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