west by north

noun phrase

: a compass point that is one point north of due west : N78°45′W
west by north adverb phrase

Word History

First Known Use

1582, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of west by north was in 1582

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“West by north.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/west%20by%20north. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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