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northwest by north

noun, Navigation, Surveying
1.
a point on the compass, 11°15′ north of northwest.
Abbreviation: NWbN.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85
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British Dictionary definitions for north-west by north

northwest by north

noun
1.
one point on the compass north of northwest, 326° 15′ clockwise from north
adjective, adverb
2.
in, from, or towards this direction
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