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north-northwest

[ nawrth-nawrth-west; Nautical nawr-nawr-west ]
/ ˈnɔrθˌnɔrθˈwɛst; Nautical ˈnɔrˌnɔrˈwɛst /
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noun

the point on the compass midway between north and northwest. Abbreviation: NNW

adjective

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

adverb

toward this point: sailing north-northwest.

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Origin of north-northwest

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at north, northwest
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British Dictionary definitions for north-northwest

north-northwest

noun

the point on the compass or the direction midway between northwest and north, 337° 30′ clockwise from north

adjective, adverb

in, from, or towards this direction
Symbol: NNW
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