[nawrth-nawrth-eest; Nautical nawr-nawr-eest]
  1. coming from this point: facing a north-northeast wind.
  2. directed toward this point: a north-northeast course.
  1. toward this point: sailing north-northeast.

Origin of north-northeast

1400–50; late Middle English north north est; see north, northeast Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. the point on the compass or the direction midway between north and northeast, 22° 30′ clockwise from north
adjective, adverb
  1. in, from, or towards this direction
Symbol: NNE
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