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northeasterly

[ nawrth-ee-ster-lee; Nautical nawr-ee-ster-lee ]
/ ˌnɔrθˈi stər li; Nautical ˌnɔrˈi stər li /
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adjective
of or located in the northeast.
toward or from the northeast.
adverb
toward or from the northeast.
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Origin of northeasterly

First recorded in 1730–40; north + easterly
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British Dictionary definitions for northeasterly

northeasterly
/ (ˌnɔːθˈiːstəlɪ, nautical ˌnɔːrˈiːstəlɪ) /

adjective, adverb
in, towards, or (esp of a wind) from the northeast
noun plural -lies
a wind or storm from the northeast
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