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northwest by west

noun, Navigation, Surveying
1.
a point on the compass, 11°15′ west of northwest.
Abbreviation: NWbW.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25
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British Dictionary definitions for north west by west

northwest by west

noun
1.
one point on the compass south of northwest, 303° 45′ clockwise from north
adjective, adverb
2.
in, from, or towards this direction
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