Definition of "west-southwest" []

  • The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between due west and southwest, or 112°30ʹ west of due north. (noun)
  • To, toward, of, facing, or in the west-southwest. (adjective)
  • In, from, or toward the west-southwest. (adverb)
  • The point on the compass or the direction midway between southwest and west, 247° 30′ clockwise from north (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • In, from, or towards this direction (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "west-southwest" in a sentence
  • "It was a steady, hard wind now, blowing west-southwest without the slightest deviation."
  • "John Aren says Rodriguez gave 432 items to the store in Wayne, about 15 miles west-southwest of Detroit, less than one week after his ouster."
  • "Likikili Bay, that's more like it; deep indentation, mangrove swamps, good holding in nine fathoms when white scar in bluff bears west-southwest."