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south by east

noun, Navigation, Surveying
a point on the compass 11°15′ east of south.
Abbreviation: SbE. Unabridged
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  • The ship had been running south by east under single-reefed topsails.
British Dictionary definitions for south by east

south by east

one point on the compass east of south; 168° 45′ clockwise from north
adjective, adverb
in, from, or towards this direction
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