Definition of south by east (or west) in English:

south by east (or west)

phrase

  • Between south and south-south-east (or south-south-west).

    • ‘It therefore very soon starts to bend slightly eastwards running south, south by east, south east by east then south east.’
    • ‘The Gamka or Leuwe River runs through the Swarte Bergen south by east at the Camdous Berg where the Oliphants River flows through the Rode Berg and into the Gourits or Canna River.’
    • ‘The village is small, and stands about 6 miles east of Driffield, 2 ½ miles south by east of Lowthorpe station.’
    • ‘From Parkerville the course of the river is south by east, receiving on its way the waters of Haun Creek and Crooked Creek, which enter it from the south and about a mile apart.’
    • ‘The original Malvern house, dating from the seventeenth century, was situated one mile south by east from the Crew house.’