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northwest by west

noun

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


northwest by west

noun

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


adjective

  1. in, from, or towards this direction

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Word History and Origins

Origin of northwest by west1

First recorded in 1715–25

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