[ eest-south-eest; Nautical eest-sou-eest ]
/ ˈistˌsaʊθˈist; Nautical ˈistˌsaʊˈist /
Navigation, Surveying


the point on a compass midway between east and southeast.


coming from this point: an east-southeast wind.
directed toward this point: an east-southeast course.


toward this point: sailing east-southeast. Abbreviation: ESE
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the point on the compass or the direction midway between east and southeast, 112° 30′ clockwise from north

adjective, adverb

in, from, or towards this direction
Symbol: ESE
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