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northwesterly

[nawrth-wes-ter-lee; Nautical nawr-wes-ter-lee] /ˌnɔrθˈwɛs tər li; Nautical ˌnɔrˈwɛs tər li/
adjective, adverb
1.
toward or from the northwest.
Origin of northwesterly
1605-1615
1605-15; northwester + -ly
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  • It flows northward and then turns in a northwesterly direction, emptying finally in Puget Sound at the city of Seattle.

    Mount Rainier Various
  • A creek ran out of its northwesterly end, flowing in that direction.

    The Long Labrador Trail Dillon Wallace
  • For instance, during the northern winter and spring months, northwesterly swells abound.

  • The northwesterly direction that they were following confirmed him in this belief.

    The Young Trailers Joseph A. Altsheler
  • All at once he saw something in the distance which caused him to turn his plane in a northwesterly direction.

    Don Hale with the Flying Squadron W. Crispin Sheppard
  • They were located just one mile outside the city in a northwesterly direction.

    S.O.S. Stand to! Reginald Grant
  • Gradually the land-surface took on the appearance of a great sand-sea, with billows rolling back in a northwesterly direction.

    In Search of El Dorado Alexander MacDonald
  • The German battle cruisers also turned to a northwesterly course.

  • Westerly wind, with northwesterly by way of a pleasant variety; such is our daily fare week after week.

    Farthest North Fridtjof Nansen
  • northwesterly aspects are therefore driest and warmest, hence also grass-covered.

British Dictionary definitions for northwesterly

northwesterly

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