northwest by west


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northwest by west

n.
The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between northwest and west-northwest, or 56°15′ west of due north.
adv. & adj.
Toward or from northwest by west.
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northwest by west

n
(Physical Geography) one point on the compass south of northwest, 303° 45′ clockwise from north
adj, adv
(Physical Geography) in, from, or towards this direction
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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Noun1.northwest by west - the compass point that is one point west of northwest
compass point, point - any of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass; "he checked the point on his compass"
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