south·​ing ˈsau̇-thiŋ How to pronounce southing (audio)
: difference in latitude to the south from the last preceding point of reckoning
: southerly progress

Word History

First Known Use

1658, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of southing was in 1658

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Cite this Entry

“Southing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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