northwesterly

[nawrth-wes-ter-lee; Nautical nawr-wes-ter-lee]

Origin of northwesterly

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

adjective, adverb
  1. in, towards, or (esp of a wind) from the northwest
noun plural -lies
  1. a wind or storm from the northwest
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