northeast by east

noun phrase

: a compass point that is one point east of due northeast : N56°15′E
northeast by east adverb phrase

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1771, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of northeast by east was circa 1771

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“Northeast by east.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/northeast%20by%20east. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

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