west by south

noun phrase

: a compass point that is one point south of due west : S78°45′W
west by south adverb phrase

Word History

First Known Use

1577, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of west by south was in 1577

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“West by south.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/west%20by%20south. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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