west by north

noun phrase

Definition of west by north

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

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west by north adverb phrase

First Known Use of west by north

1582, in the meaning defined above

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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 2 Dec. 2021.

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