- the point on the compass midway between south and southeast.
- coming from this point: a south-southeast wind.
- directed toward this point: a south-southeast course.
- toward this point: sailing south-southeast. Abbreviation: SSE
Examples from the Web for south-southeast
Historical Examples of south-southeast
At noon the wind was south and south-southeast, with a fresh breeze.Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680
"The wind is from the south-southeast, sir," sang out Swanson from the wheel.The Flying Bo'sun
It is narrow and intricate, and the general course up stream is south-southeast.Golden Alaska
The sun shone down warmly; it was almost sultry, and now and then there came a puff of wind from the south-southeast.The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Volume 11
Our course for the past two days has been in nearly a south-southeast direction, or about parallel with the Wind river mountains.The Discovery of Yellowstone Park
Nathaniel Pitt Langford
- the point on the compass or the direction midway between southeast and south; 157° 30′ clockwise from north
- in, from, or towards this direction