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north by west

noun Navigation, Surveying.
  1. a point on the compass 11°15′ west of north. Abbreviation: NbW
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  • We crossed over to the latter on a north-by-west course, and camped on the west bank.

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British Dictionary definitions for north by west

north by west

noun
  1. one point on the compass west of north, 348° 45′ clockwise from north
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adjective, adverb
  1. in, from, or towards this direction
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