Definition of South-southwest

1. Adverb. To, toward, or in the south southwest.

Exact synonyms: Sou'-sou'-west

Definition of South-southwest

1. Noun. The compass bearing or compass point halfway between south and southwest, specifically 202.5°, abbreviated as SSW. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of South-southwest

south-seeking pole
south-southwest (current term)
south Australia
south africa
south american blastomycosis
south by east
south by west
south celestial pole
south poles
south side
south southeast
south southerly
south southwest
south temperate zone

Literary usage of South-southwest

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report Upon Cotton Insects: Prepared Under the Direction of the Commissioner by John Henry Comstock (1879)
"In June, winds daily with moderate force from south-southwest mostly. ... South, southwest, and south by west.—[James W. Grace, Colleton. South winds. ..."

2. Works Issued by the Hakluyt Society by Hakluyt Society (1889)
"... north northest and south southwest. And so thou must go to the Honde of Torre the stakis of Conney and southwest and northest. ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1857)
"... had been falling since 8 PM of the previous day, and stood at 3 PM at 29.717 and 29.710; temperature of air 18°.1; water 78°.4; wind south-southwest, 7. ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1856)
"A steady south wind blew all the morning, advancing us speedily on our way to the north. In the afternoon the wind freshened, hauling to south-southwest. ..."

5. Land Magnetic Observations: 1905/10- by Louis Agricola Bauer, John Adam Fleming, Harlan Wilbur Fisk, Samuel Jackson Barnett, Harald Ulrik Sverdrup (1912)
"The main station is in southwest part of town in south corner of market square, 64 paces south-southwest of south corner of southeast wing of market, ..."

6. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer: Comprising Ancient and Modern Military by Thomas Wilhelm (1881)
"A town of Central Italy, situated about 26 miles south-southwest of Rieti. An engagement took place here October 25, ..."

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