south by east

noun phrase

: a compass point that is one point east of due south : S11°15′E
south by east adverb phrase

Word History

First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of south by east was in 1613

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Cite this Entry

“South by east.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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