north-northwest

noun
north-north·​west | \ ˈnȯrth-ˌnȯr(th)-ˈwest How to pronounce north-northwest (audio) \

Definition of north-northwest

: a compass point that is two points west of due north : N22°30′W

First Known Use of north-northwest

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“North-northwest.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/north-northwest. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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