southing

noun
south·​ing | \ˈsau̇-thiŋ, -t͟hiŋ\

Definition of southing 

1 : difference in latitude to the south from the last preceding point of reckoning

2 : southerly progress

First Known Use of southing

1658, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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