west by south
noun Navigation, Surveying.
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He steered, as nearly as he could calculate, west-by-south, allowing at a guess for the set of the tide.Major Vigoureux|A. T. Quiller-Couch
About fifty minutes after sunset, observed a strong ray of light in the west-by-south quarter, supposed to be a zodiacal light.
According to his story he was obliged to tack and take the direction of west-by-south.De Orbe Novo, Volume 1 (of 2)|Trans. by Francis Augustus MacNutt
The wind, I should say, at this time was west-by-south, and we were going nearly nine knots through the water.Tales of the Sea|W.H.G. Kingston
I pricked that place off on the chart with my dividers, and with my parallel rulers found that west-by-south was the true course.The Cruise of the Snark|Jack London