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east by south

noun Navigation, Surveying.
  1. a point on the compass 11°15prime; south of east. Abbreviation: EbS
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Historical Examples

  • At nine got under weigh, and ran in on an east-by-south course four and a half or five miles towards Tanjong Api.

    Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 365, March, 1846


  • This island lies with that of Santa Isabel west-by-north and east-by-south.

    The Solomon Islands and Their Natives

    H. B. (Henry Brougham) Guppy

  • We are now 1530 feet above sea-level, east-by-south from last camp—Mount Owen Stanley due north.

British Dictionary definitions for east by south

east by south

  1. one point on the compass south of east, 101° 15′ clockwise from north
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adjective, adverb
  1. in, from, or towards this direction
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