west-southwest[west′so̵ut̸h′west′; naut., -so̵u-]
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the direction, or the point on a mariner's compass, halfway between due west and southwest; 22°30′ south of due west
- in or toward this direction
- from this direction: said as of a wind
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noun Abbr. WSW
The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between due west and southwest, or 112°30: west of due north.adjective
To, toward, of, facing, or in the west-southwest.adverb
In, from, or toward the west-southwest.