east-southeast

[ eest-south-eest; Nautical eest-sou-eest ]
/ ˈistˌsaʊθˈist; Nautical ˈistˌsaʊˈist /
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noun

the point on a compass midway between east and southeast.

adjective

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

adverb

toward this point: sailing east-southeast. Abbreviation: ESE

Nearby words

  1. east suffolk,
  2. east sussex,
  3. east timor,
  4. east timorese,
  5. east-northeast,
  6. east-west,
  7. east.,
  8. eastbound,
  9. eastbourne,
  10. easter

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British Dictionary definitions for east-southeast

east-southeast

noun

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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