west north-wests

west-northwest

[west-nawrth-west; Nautical west-nawr-west] Navigation, Surveying.
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:
1400–50; late Middle English

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west-northwest
 
n
1.  the point on the compass or the direction midway between west and northwest, 292° 30′ clockwise from north
 
adj, —adv
2.  in, from, or towards this direction

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