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west-southwest

[west-south-west; Nautical west-sou-west] /ˈwɛstˌsaʊθˈwɛst; Nautical ˈwɛstˌsaʊˈwɛst/
noun
1.
a point on the compass midway between west and southwest.
adjective
2.
coming from this point:
a west-southwest wind.
3.
directed toward this point:
a west-southwest course.
adverb
4.
toward this point:
sailing west-southwest.
Abbreviation: WSW.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English
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  • After forming, the low moved slowly west to west-southwest during the next couple of days.
British Dictionary definitions for west-southwest

west-southwest

noun
1.
the point on the compass or the direction midway between southwest and west, 247° 30′ clockwise from north
adjective, adverb
2.
in, from, or towards this direction
WSW
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