north by west

noun phrase

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

Word History

First Known Use

1698, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of north by west was in 1698

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Cite this Entry

“North by west.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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