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southeasterly

[ south-ee-ster-lee; Nautical sou-ee-ster-lee ]
/ ˌsaʊθˈi stər li; Nautical ˌsaʊˈi stər li /
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adjective, adverb

toward or from the southeast.

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Origin of southeasterly

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

southeasterly
/ (ˌsaʊθˈiːstəlɪ, nautical ˌsaʊˈiːstəlɪ) /

adjective, adverb

in, towards, or (esp of a wind) from the southeast

noun plural -lies

a strong wind or storm from the southeast
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