northwest by north


noun Navigation, Surveying.

a point on the compass, 11°15′ north of northwest. Abbreviation: NWbN

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Origin of northwest by north

First recorded in 1675–85
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British Dictionary definitions for northwest by north

northwest by north

noun

one point on the compass north of northwest, 326° 15′ clockwise from north

adjective, adverb

in, from, or towards this direction
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