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northwesterly

[nawrth-wes-ter-lee; Nautical nawr-wes-ter-lee] /ˌnɔrθˈwɛs tər li; Nautical ˌnɔrˈwɛs tər li/
adjective, adverb
1.
toward or from the northwest.
Origin of northwesterly
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; northwester + -ly
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northwesterly

/ˌnɔːθˈwɛstəlɪ; nautical ˌnɔːˈwɛstəlɪ/
adjective, adverb
1.
in, towards, or (esp of a wind) from the northwest
noun (pl) -lies
2.
a wind or storm from the northwest
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