Definition of southing in English:

southing

Syllabification: south·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈsouT͟HiNG
 
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noun

1Distance traveled or measured southward, especially at sea.
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  • Peter's been to the Faroes, we've been to the Orkneys and Iain, with various crew, has been making his southings down the West Coast visiting his old haunts.
1.1A figure or line representing southward distance on a map.
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  • We've come to the exact co-ordinates given on the Internet, as a southing and an easting to the metre, to a spot out on a wall looking over Botany Bay with the clues that the cache is somewhere in this rockpile.
1.2 Astronomy The transit of a celestial object, especially the sun, across the meridian due south of the observer.
1.3 Astronomy The angular distance of a star or other object south of the celestial equator.

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