west by south
Date: 1577 a compass point that is one point south of due west ; S78°45′W

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  • West by south — West West, n. [AS. west, adv.; akin to D. west, G. west, westen, OHG. westan, Icel. vestr, Sw. vest, vester, vestan, Dan. vest, vesten, and perhaps to L. vesper evening, Gr. ?. ????. Cf. {Vesper}, {Visigoth}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The point in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • west by south — south west, compass direction located between south and west …   English contemporary dictionary

  • west by south — noun Surveying, Navigation 11°15 (one point) south of west; 258°45 from due north. Abbrev.: W by S …   Australian English dictionary

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

  • west by south — noun The compass point halfway between west and west southwest, specifically 258.75°, abbreviated as WbS …   Wiktionary

  • south-west by south — noun 11°15 (one point) south of south west; 213°45 from due north. Abbrev.: SW by S Also, especially Nautical, sou west by sou …   Australian English dictionary

  • West by north — West West, n. [AS. west, adv.; akin to D. west, G. west, westen, OHG. westan, Icel. vestr, Sw. vest, vester, vestan, Dan. vest, vesten, and perhaps to L. vesper evening, Gr. ?. ????. Cf. {Vesper}, {Visigoth}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The point in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • south-west by west — noun 11°15 (one point) west of south west; 236°15 from due north. Abbrev.: SW by W Also, especially Nautical, sou west by west …   Australian English dictionary

  • West River (South Dakota) — West River is the portion of the state of South Dakota located west of the Missouri River with approximately one half of the land area and one third of the population of the state. Usually pronounced Wes triver by locals, it contrasts with East… …   Wikipedia

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