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west-northwest

[ west-nawrth-west; Nautical west-nawr-west ]
/ ˈwɛstˌnɔrθˈwɛst; Nautical ˈwɛstˌnɔrˈwɛst /
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noun

a point on the compass midway between west and northwest.

adjective

coming from this point: a west-northwest wind.
directed toward this point: a west-northwest course.

adverb

toward this point: sailing west-northwest.Abbreviation: WNW

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Origin of west-northwest

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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British Dictionary definitions for west-northwest

west-northwest

noun

the point on the compass or the direction midway between west and northwest, 292° 30′ clockwise from north

adjective, adverb

in, from, or towards this direction
Symbol: WNW
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