northwestward

[nawrth-west-werd; Nautical nawr-west-werd]
noun
  1. the northwest.

Origin of northwestward

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at northwest, -ward
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British Dictionary definitions for northwestward

northwestward

adjective
  1. towards or (esp of a wind) from the northwest
noun
  1. a direction towards or area in the northwest
Derived Formsnorthwestwardly, adjective, adverb
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