[eest-south-eest; Nautical eest-sou-eest]Navigation, Surveying
  1. coming from this point: an east-southeast wind.
  2. directed toward this point: an east-southeast course.
  1. toward this point: sailing east-southeast. Abbreviation: ESE
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Historical Examples of east-southeast

  • The ship b has the wind at east-southeast and is in the dangerous semicircle.


    Charles Fitzhugh Talman

  • A double-topped mountain, about southeast by east, and another portion of the same, east-southeast.

    The Maine Woods

    Henry David Thoreau

  • The wind then hauled day after day as it moderated, till it stood again at the normal point, east-southeast.

  • After the junction, the stream was about one hundred feet broad, and its course was east-southeast.

  • Two of the nests found were entered from the north-northeast, the other three from the east-southeast.

British Dictionary definitions for east-southeast


  1. the point on the compass or the direction midway between east and southeast, 112° 30′ clockwise from north
adjective, adverb
  1. in, from, or towards this direction
Symbol: ESE
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