[nawrth-nawrth-eest; Nautical nawr-nawr-eest]
- the point on the compass midway between north and northeast. Abbreviation: NNE
- coming from this point: facing a north-northeast wind.
- directed toward this point: a north-northeast course.
- toward this point: sailing north-northeast.
Origin of north-northeast
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Examples from the Web for north-northeast
What saves the office, given its tiny size, is a tall bank of four windows that look out to the north-northeast.How I Write: Erik Larson Revisits ‘Isaac’s Storm’
October 31, 2012
"North-northeast," added Christy, as he settled back in the stern sheets.Within The Enemy's Lines
This day was exceedingly fine and pleasant, a storm of wind and rain from north-northeast, last night, having cooled the air.History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, Vol. I.
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
It was on the 19th of August, the weather dark and gloomy, with light breezes from north-northeast, in lat.The Ocean World:
Two of the nests found were entered from the north-northeast, the other three from the east-southeast.Comparative Breeding Behavior of Ammospiza caudacuta and A. maritima
Glen E. Woolfenden
This current was steered around the north side of the LOW and met the north-northeast wind.Wind and Weather
- the point on the compass or the direction midway between north and northeast, 22° 30′ clockwise from north
- in, from, or towards this direction
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