[nawrth-ee-ster-lee; Nautical nawr-ee-ster-lee]
- toward or from the northeast.
Origin of northeasterly
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Examples from the Web for northeasterly
He kept the northeasterly heading at maximum underwater speed.Way of a Rebel
Walter M. Miller
British aeroplanes went up and the raider made off in a northeasterly direction.
I reset the trap and then took the trail of the bear, which had taken a northeasterly course.Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper
Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
(S) As Beatty swung by the north to a northeasterly direction, Hipper conformed to his course.A True Account of the Battle of Jutland, May 31, 1916
Thomas Goddard Frothingham
We then struggled on in a northeasterly direction across-country, till we struck the Vaughn road.The Memoirs of General P. H. Sheridan, Complete
General Philip Henry Sheridan
- in, towards, or (esp of a wind) from the northeast
- a wind or storm from the northeast