southeasterly

[south-ee-ster-lee; Nautical sou-ee-ster-lee]

Origin of southeasterly

First recorded in 1700–10; south + easterly
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British Dictionary definitions for southeasterly

southeasterly

adjective, adverb
  1. in, towards, or (esp of a wind) from the southeast
noun plural -lies
  1. a strong wind or storm from the southeast
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