north by east

noun phrase

: a compass point that is one point east of due north : N11°15′E
north by east adverb phrase

Word History

First Known Use

1720, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of north by east was in 1720

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Cite this Entry

“North by east.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/north%20by%20east. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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