north northwest

north-northwest

[nawrth-nawrth-west; Nautical nawr-nawr-west]
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; Middle English; see north, northwest

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north-northwest
 
n
1.  the point on the compass or the direction midway between northwest and north, 337° 30′ clockwise from north
 
adj, —adv
2.  in, from, or towards this direction

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