Pronunciation: (ēst'south"ēst'; Naut.ēst'sou"ēst'), [key] Navig., Survey.
the point on a compass midway between east and southeast.
1. coming from this point: an east-southeast wind.
2. directed toward this point: an east-southeast course.
toward this point: sailing east-southeast. Abbr.: ESE
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