northwesterly

[ nawrth-wes-ter-lee; Nautical nawr-wes-ter-lee ]
/ ˌnɔrθˈwɛs tər li; Nautical ˌnɔrˈwɛs tər li /

adjective, adverb

toward or from the northwest.

Origin of northwesterly

First recorded in 1605–15; northwester + -ly
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northwesterly

/ (ˌnɔːθˈwɛstəlɪ, nautical ˌnɔːˈwɛstəlɪ) /

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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