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 pointhalfway between southand south-southeast, specifically 168.75°, abbreviated as SbE.
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- noun the compass point that is one point east of due south
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The kill we spoke about before runs past here, and the course is mostly north by west and south by east.