north-northeast

[ nawrth-nawrth-eest; Nautical nawr-nawr-eest ]
/ ˈnɔrθˌnɔrθˈist; Nautical ˈnɔrˌnɔrˈist /
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noun

the point on the compass midway between north and northeast. Abbreviation: NNE

adjective

coming from this point: facing a north-northeast wind.
directed toward this point: a north-northeast course.

adverb

toward this point: sailing north-northeast.

Nearby words

  1. north yorkshire,
  2. north, christopher,
  3. north, sir thomas,
  4. north-bound,
  5. north-easter,
  6. north-northeastward,
  7. north-northwest,
  8. north-northwestward,
  9. north-sea gas,
  10. north-west frontier province

Origin of north-northeast

1400–50; late Middle English north north est; see north, northeast

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British Dictionary definitions for north-northeast

north-northeast

noun

the point on the compass or the direction midway between north and northeast, 22° 30′ clockwise from north

adjective, adverb

in, from, or towards this direction
Symbol: NNE

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