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west-southwest

[ west-south-west; Nautical west-sou-west ]
/ ˈwɛstˌsaʊθˈwɛst; Nautical ˈwɛstˌsaʊˈwɛst /
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noun
a point on the compass midway between west and southwest.
adjective
coming from this point: a west-southwest wind.
directed toward this point: a west-southwest course.
adverb
toward this point: sailing west-southwest.Abbreviation: WSW
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Origin of west-southwest

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400
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British Dictionary definitions for west-southwest

west-southwest

noun
the point on the compass or the direction midway between southwest and west, 247° 30′ clockwise from north
adjective, adverb
in, from, or towards this direction
Symbol: WSW
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