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north-northwest

[nawrth-nawrth-west; Nautical nawr-nawr-west] /ˈnɔrθˌnɔrθˈwɛst; Nautical ˈnɔrˌnɔrˈwɛst/
noun
1.
the point on the compass midway between north and northwest.
Abbreviation: NNW.
adjective
2.
coming from this point:
a north-northwest wind.
3.
directed toward this point:
a north-northwest course.
adverb
4.
toward this point:
sailing north-northwest.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see north, northwest
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British Dictionary definitions for north north-wests

north-northwest

noun
1.
the point on the compass or the direction midway between northwest and north, 337° 30′ clockwise from north
adjective, adverb
2.
in, from, or towards this direction
NNW
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