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Definition of "east-southeast" [east-southeast]

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

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.

Use "east-southeast" in a sentence
  • "That morning the compass says the ship is heading east-southeast, and yet the sun is astern and there is a nasty moment for the helmsman and the first mate Starbuck as the terrifying commander reacts in fury."
  • "Irene was 235 miles 378 kilometers east-southeast of Ponce, Puerto Rico."
  • "Recently downgraded to a tropical depression, Harvey was located at about 125 miles 201 kilometers east-southeast of Coatzacoalcos, Mexico."
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