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noun, Navigation, Surveying.
a point on the compass 11°15′ west of southwest.
Abbreviation: SWbW.
southwest by west
one point on the compass north of southwest, 236° 15′ clockwise from north
adjective, adverb
in, from, or towards this direction


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