[south-south-west; Nautical sou-sou-west]Navigation, Surveying
- 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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Examples from the Web for south-southwest
To the south-southwest this far-extending plain is lost in the horizon.Wanderings in South America
Three men went three days' journey to the south-southwest, but returned without having seen a human being.Ocean's Story; or Triumphs of Thirty Centuries
At this point our course changed from northwest to south-southwest.
The wind was holding free, though it was from the foggy point, south-southwest.Sailing Alone Around The World
We had lain over again at midnight, with a south-southwest wind.Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680
- the point on the compass or the direction midway between south and southwest; 202° 30′ clockwise from north
- in, from, or towards this direction
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