[ south-south-west; Nautical sou-sou-west ]
/ ˈsaʊθˌsaʊθˈwɛst; Nautical ˈsaʊˌsaʊˈwɛst /
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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the point on the compass or the direction midway between south and southwest; 202° 30′ clockwise from north

adjective, adverb

in, from, or towards this direction
Symbol: SSW
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