1Distance travelled or measured southward, especially at sea: the object of all vessels using this route is to get sufficient southing off the coast to beat around the Horn despite the violent winds
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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.
1.1 [count noun] A figure or line representing southward distance on a map.
- 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.
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