northwest by north

noun phrase

: a compass point that is one point north of due northwest : N33°45′W
northwest by north adverb phrase

Word History

First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of northwest by north was in 1613

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Cite this Entry

“Northwest by north.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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