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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