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[south-south-eest; Nautical sou-sou-eest]Navigation, Surveying
  1. the point on the compass midway between south and southeast.
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  1. coming from this point: a south-southeast wind.
  2. directed toward this point: a south-southeast course.
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  1. toward this point: sailing south-southeast. Abbreviation: SSE
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Examples from the Web for south-southeast

Historical Examples

  • At noon the wind was south and south-southeast, with a fresh breeze.

    Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680

    Jasper Danckaerts

  • "The wind is from the south-southeast, sir," sang out Swanson from the wheel.

    The Flying Bo'sun

    Arthur Mason

  • It is narrow and intricate, and the general course up stream is south-southeast.

    Golden Alaska

    Ernest Ingersoll

  • The sun shone down warmly; it was almost sultry, and now and then there came a puff of wind from the south-southeast.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for south-southeast


  1. the point on the compass or the direction midway between southeast and south; 157° 30′ clockwise from north
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adjective, adverb
  1. in, from, or towards this direction
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Symbol: SSE
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