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northeasterly

[nawrth-ee-ster-lee; Nautical nawr-ee-ster-lee] /ˌnɔrθˈi stər li; Nautical ˌnɔrˈi stər li/
adjective
1.
of or located in the northeast.
2.
toward or from the northeast.
adverb
3.
toward or from the northeast.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40; north + easterly
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Examples from the web for northeasterly
  • We were taking the crooked northeasterly channel seaward, and were well out from shore while it was still early in the afternoon.
  • Nearly all of the tracks at the quarry site point in a northeasterly, roughly parallel direction.
British Dictionary definitions for northeasterly

northeasterly

/ˌnɔːθˈiːstəlɪ; nautical ˌnɔːrˈiːstəlɪ/
adjective, adverb
1.
in, towards, or (esp of a wind) from the northeast
noun (pl) -lies
2.
a wind or storm from the northeast
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