west by north


noun Navigation, Surveying.

a point on the compass 11°15prime; north of west. Abbreviation: WbN

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Example sentences from the Web for west by north

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British Dictionary definitions for west by north

west by north

noun

one point on the compass north of west, 281° 15′ clockwise from north

adjective, adverb

in, from, or towards this direction
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