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noun Navigation, Surveying.
  1. a point on the compass 11°15′ east of south. Abbreviation: SbE
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  • Some lie north-by-west and south-by-east; and others north-west and south-east.

    The Solomon Islands and Their Natives

    H. B. (Henry Brougham) Guppy

  • In the night it fell a dead calm with fine weather and a south-by-east wind.


British Dictionary definitions for south by east

south by east

noun
  1. one point on the compass east of south; 168° 45′ clockwise from north
adjective, adverb
  1. in, from, or towards this direction
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