west by south

noun phrase

Definition of west by south

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

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west by south adverb phrase

First Known Use of west by south

1577, in the meaning defined above

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“West by south.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/west%20by%20south. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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