northeasterly

[nawrth-ee-ster-lee; Nautical nawr-ee-ster-lee]
adverb
  1. toward or from the northeast.

Origin of northeasterly

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

northeasterly

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