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southwesterly

[ south-wes-ter-lee; Nautical sou-wes-ter-lee ]
/ ˌsaʊθˈwɛs tər li; Nautical ˌsaʊˈwɛs tər li /
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adjective, adverb

toward or from the southwest.

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Origin of southwesterly

1700–10; southwest + -erly (see easterly)
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British Dictionary definitions for southwesterly

southwesterly
/ (ˌsaʊθˈwɛstəlɪ, nautical ˌsaʊˈwɛstəlɪ) /

adjective, adverb

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

noun plural -lies

a wind or storm from the southwest
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