westing

noun
west·​ing | \ ˈwe-stiŋ How to pronounce westing (audio) \

Definition of westing

: westerly progress : a going westward

First Known Use of westing

1628, in the meaning defined above

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“Westing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/westing. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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