west by north


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west by north

n.
The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between due west and west-northwest, or 78°45′ west of due north.
adv. & adj.
Toward or from west by north.

west by north

n
(Navigation) one point on the compass north of west, 281° 15′ clockwise from north
adj, adv
in, from, or towards this direction

west′ by north′


n.
a point on the compass 11°15~ north of west. Abbr.: WbN
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.west by north - the compass point that is one point north of due westwest by north - the compass point that is one point north of due west
compass point, point - any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass; "he checked the point on his compass"
Translations
ouest-quart-nord-ouest
References in classic literature ?
The wind had dropped to a steady blow, still from west by north, and the sea had gone down correspondingly.

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