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west-northwest

[west-nawrth-west; Nautical west-nawr-west] /ˈwɛstˌnɔrθˈwɛst; Nautical ˈwɛstˌnɔrˈwɛst/
noun
1.
a point on the compass midway between west and northwest.
adjective
2.
coming from this point:
a west-northwest wind.
3.
directed toward this point:
a west-northwest course.
adverb
4.
toward this point:
sailing west-northwest.
Abbreviation: WNW.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English
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British Dictionary definitions for west north-wests

west-northwest

noun
1.
the point on the compass or the direction midway between west and northwest, 292° 30′ clockwise from north
adjective, adverb
2.
in, from, or towards this direction
WNW
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