the point on the compass midway between south and southwest.
coming from this point: a south-southwest wind.
directed toward this point: a south-southwest course.
toward this point: sailing south-southwest.Abbreviation: SSW
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How to use south-southwest in a sentence
At this point our course changed from northwest to south-southwest.Summary Narrative of an Exploratory Expedition to the Sources of the Mississippi River, in 1820 | Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
While thus employed, they found another river, fourteen leagues distant, flowing south-southwest.La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West | Francis Parkman
Mount Rainier, from the top, bore south-southwest, apparently not more than ten miles distant.Mount Rainier | Various
Both fleets were heading southeasterly, with the wind at south-southwest; both, consequently, on the starboard tack.Types of Naval Officers | A. T. Mahan
The 20th of October opened with fresh breezes from south-southwest and heavy rains.The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2) | A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
British Dictionary definitions for south-southwest
the point on the compass or the direction midway between south and southwest; 202° 30′ clockwise from north
in, from, or towards this direction
- Symbol: SSW
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