northwesterly

northwesterly

[nawrth-wes-ter-lee; Nautical nawr-wes-ter-lee]
adjective, adverb
toward or from the northwest.

Origin:
1605–15; northwester + -ly

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northwesterly (ˌnɔːθˈwɛstəlɪ, nautical ˌnɔːˈwɛstəlɪ)
 
adj, —adv
1.  in, towards, or (esp of a wind) from the northwest
 
n , -lies
2.  a wind or storm from the northwest

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