northwest by west


noun Navigation, Surveying.

a point on the compass, 11°15′ west of northwest. Abbreviation: NWbW

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Origin of northwest by west

First recorded in 1715–25
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British Dictionary definitions for northwest by west

northwest by west

noun

one point on the compass south of northwest, 303° 45′ clockwise from north

adjective, adverb

in, from, or towards this direction
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