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southwesterly

[south-wes-ter-lee; Nautical sou-wes-ter-lee] /ˌsaʊθˈwɛs tər li; Nautical ˌsaʊˈwɛs tər li/
adjective, adverb
1.
toward or from the southwest.
Origin of southwesterly
1700-1710
1700-10; southwest + -erly (see easterly)
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southwesterly

/ˌsaʊθˈwɛstəlɪ; nautical ˌsaʊˈwɛstəlɪ/
adjective, adverb
1.
in, towards, or (esp of a wind) from the southwest
noun (pl) -lies
2.
a wind or storm from the southwest
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