east by north

nounNavigation, Surveying.
  1. a point on the compass 11°15′ north of east. Abbreviation: EbN

Words Nearby east by north

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How to use east by north in a sentence

  • On finally leaving it, on December 30, the ships steered east-by-north for New Zealand.

    Captain Cook | W.H.G. Kingston
  • The French fleet wore soon after, standing about north-east-by-north, on an easy bowline.

    The Two Admirals | J. Fenimore Cooper
  • He turned east, northeast, east-by-north, like a compass on a binge.

    One Purple Hope! | Henry Hasse

British Dictionary definitions for east by north

east by north

  1. one point on the compass north of east, 78° 45′ clockwise from north

adjective, adverb
  1. in, from, or towards this direction

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