[eest-nawrth-eest; Nautical eest-nawr-eest]Navigation, Surveying
- the point on a compass midway between east and northeast.
- coming from this point: an east-northeast wind.
- directed toward this point: an east-northeast course.
- toward this point: sailing east-northeast. Abbreviation: ENE
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Examples from the Web for east-northeast
Qanara, east-northeast (Nettilling); from qaning, falling snow.The Central Eskimo
This flow of glass came from a high plateau to the east-northeast.My Native Land
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.Meteorology
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.
- the point on the compass or the direction midway between northeast and east, 67° 30′ clockwise from north
- in, from, or towards this direction