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west by north

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

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

    The Solomon Islands and Their Natives

    H. B. (Henry Brougham) Guppy

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

    Alias The Lone Wolf

    Louis Joseph Vance

British Dictionary definitions for west by north

west by north

  1. one point on the compass north of west, 281° 15′ clockwise from north
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adjective, adverb
  1. in, from, or towards this direction
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