northwesterly

[nawrth-wes-ter-lee; Nautical nawr-wes-ter-lee]
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adjective, adverb

toward or from the northwest.

Nearby words

  1. northwest ordinance,
  2. northwest passage,
  3. northwest territories,
  4. northwest territory,
  5. northwester,
  6. northwestern,
  7. northwesterner,
  8. northwestward,
  9. northwestwards,
  10. northwich

Origin of northwesterly

First recorded in 1605–15; northwester + -ly

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British Dictionary definitions for northwesterly

northwesterly

adjective, adverb

in, towards, or (esp of a wind) from the northwest

noun plural -lies

a wind or storm from the northwest
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