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[eest-nawrth-eest; Nautical eest-nawr-eest]Navigation, Surveying
  1. the point on a compass midway between east and northeast.
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  1. coming from this point: an east-northeast wind.
  2. directed toward this point: an east-northeast course.
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  1. toward this point: sailing east-northeast. Abbreviation: ENE
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Historical Examples of east-northeast

  • Qanara, east-northeast (Nettilling); from qaning, falling snow.

    The Central Eskimo

    Franz Boas

  • This flow of glass came from a high plateau to the east-northeast.

  • He held to his northerly route, though the wind was adverse, hanging all the time between north-northeast and east-northeast.

    The Story of John Paul Jones

    Chelsea Curtis Fraser

  • The ship a has the wind at east-northeast; she is to the left of the storm track, or technically in the navigable semicircle.


    Charles Fitzhugh Talman

  • Though the ice advancing from the east-northeast overrode them, they must have acted like a wedge, to divide it into lobes.

British Dictionary definitions for east-northeast


  1. the point on the compass or the direction midway between northeast and east, 67° 30′ clockwise from north
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adjective, adverb
  1. in, from, or towards this direction
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Symbol: ENE
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