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west by north

noun

, Navigation, Surveying.
  1. a point on the compass 11°15prime; north of west. : WbN


west by north

noun

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


adjective

  1. in, from, or towards this direction
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Example Sentences

This island lies with that of Santa Isabel west-by-north and east-by-south.

The general course of the river had been nearly south-west; but it there turned west-by-north.

In the afternoon, seeing an island bearing north-west-by-west, we steered away north-west-by-north, to be to the northward of it.

Lanyard cocked a sly eye at the tell-tale; it designated their course as west-by-north a quarter west.

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