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north by east

noun Navigation, Surveying.
  1. a point on the compass 11°15′ east of north. Abbreviation: NbE
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Historical Examples of north by east

  • At daylight, Point Drummond was seven miles distant to the north-by-east.

    A Voyage to Terra Australis

    Matthew Flinders

  • The wind was variable between east and north-by-east during the night.

  • The current, I see, is still north-east, or from that to north-by-east.

  • At this anchorage, the flood tide came from the north-by-east, and the ebb set east, half a mile per hour.

British Dictionary definitions for north by east

north by east

  1. one point on the compass east of north, 11° 15′ clockwise from north
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adjective, adverb
  1. in, from, or towards this direction
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