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(wĕst′nôrth′wĕst′, -nôr-wĕst′)
n. Abbr. WNW
The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between due west and northwest, or 67°30′ west of due north.
To, toward, of, facing, or in the west-northwest.
In, from, or toward the west-northwest.
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(Navigation) the point on the compass or the direction midway between west and northwest, 292° 30′ clockwise from north
adj, adv
in, from, or towards this direction
Symbol: WNW
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1. a point on the compass midway between west and northwest.
2. coming from this point: a west-northwest wind.
3. directed toward this point.
4. toward this point. Abbr.: WNW
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A. Noesnoroeste m, oesnorueste m
B. ADJoesnoroeste, oesnorueste
C. ADV (= toward west-northwest) → hacia el oesnoroeste or oesnorueste; [situated] → al oesnoroeste or oesnorueste, en el oesnoroeste or oesnorueste
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The storm had winds of around 168 kmph and was moving west-northwest at about 14 kmph.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Tropical Storm Emily is expected to stay well out to sea as it moves to the west-northwest. Emily had maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) early Thursday and was centered about 1,000 kilometers south of the southern tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula.
The US National Hurricane Center says the storm, packing maximum sustained winds near 140 miles per hour with higher gusts, is moving west-northwest at 6 miles per hour.
It happened at 12:20 p.m., 24 kilometers west-northwest of Pyongsan, North Hwanghae Province, at a depth of 10 kilometers.