southing

noun
south·​ing | \ ˈsau̇-thiŋ How to pronounce southing (audio) , -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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“Southing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/southing. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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