east by south
Date: 14th century a compass point that is one point south of due east ; S78°45′E

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  • East by south — East East ([=e]st), n. [OE. est, east, AS. e[ a]st; akin to D. oost, oosten, OHG. [=o]stan, G. ost, osten, Icel. austr, Sw. ost, Dan. [ o]st, [ o]sten, Lith. auszra dawn, L. aurora (for ausosa), Gr. hw s, e os, a yws, Skr. ushas; cf. Skr. ush to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • east-by-south — eastˈ by southˈ noun The direction midway between east and east south east • • • Main Entry: ↑east …   Useful english dictionary

  • east by south — n. the direction, or the point on a mariner s compass, halfway between due east and east southeast; 11°15′ south of due east …   English World dictionary

  • east by south — east′ by south′ n. naut. sur navig. a point on the compass 11°15′ south of east Abbr.: EbS …   From formal English to slang

  • east by south — noun the compass point that is one point south of due east • Syn: ↑EbS • Hypernyms: ↑compass point, ↑point * * * I. : a compass point that is one point south of due east : S 78° 45′ E abbr. E b S, E by S; see compass card …   Useful english dictionary

  • east by south — noun 11°15 (one point) south of east; 101°15 from due north. Abbrev.: E by S …   Australian English dictionary

  • east by south — Navig., Survey. a point on the compass 11°15prime; south of east. Abbr.: EbS * * * …   Universalium

  • east by south — noun The compass point halfway between east and east southeast, specifically 101.125°, abbreviated as EbS …   Wiktionary

  • south-east-by-south — south eastˈ by southˈ noun The direction midway between south east and south south east • • • Main Entry: ↑south …   Useful english dictionary

  • south-east by south — noun 11°15 (one point) south of south east; 146°15 from due north. Abbrev.: SE by S Also, especially Nautical, sou east by sou …   Australian English dictionary

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