[nawrth-nawrth-west; Nautical nawr-nawr-west]
- coming from this point: a north-northwest wind.
- directed toward this point: a north-northwest course.
- toward this point: sailing north-northwest.
Origin of north-northwest
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Examples from the Web for north-northwest
It was visible at least twenty miles off to the north-northwest.
The result of observation indicates that our heaviest shocks are in the direction south-southeast to north-northwest.The San Francisco Calamity
Our course was north-northwest, and therefore the wind enabled us to hold it without much trouble.The Celebrity, Complete
Yesterday there was a fresh breeze from the north-northwest (magnetic), and the same again to-day.Farthest North
The route was north-northwest through the woods, Marshall carrying a compass, by which he held his course.America, Volume I (of 6)
- the point on the compass or the direction midway between northwest and north, 337° 30′ clockwise from north
- in, from, or towards this direction