[nawrth-wes-ter-lee; Nautical nawr-wes-ter-lee]
- toward or from the northwest.
Origin of northwesterly
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Examples from the Web for northwesterly
A creek ran out of its northwesterly end, flowing in that direction.The Long Labrador Trail
For about a quarter of its length it runs in a northwesterly direction.History of the Rise of the Huguenots
The northwesterly direction that they were following confirmed him in this belief.The Young Trailers
Joseph A. Altsheler
They were located just one mile outside the city in a northwesterly direction.S.O.S. Stand to!
Entering the range, we continued in a northwesterly direction up the valley, which here bent to the right.The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California
Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont
- in, towards, or (esp of a wind) from the northwest
- a wind or storm from the northwest
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