northwest by west
Date: 1725 a compass point that is one point west of due northwest ; N56°15′W

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  • northwest by west — n. the direction, or the point on a mariner s compass, halfway between northwest and west northwest; 11°15′ west of northwest …   English World dictionary

  • northwest by west — noun the compass point that is one point west of northwest • Syn: ↑NWbW • Hypernyms: ↑compass point, ↑point * * * I. : a compass point that is one point west of due northwest : N 56° 15′ W abbr. NW b W, NW by W; see compass car …   Useful english dictionary

  • northwest by west — noun The compass point halfway between northwest and west northwest, specifically 303.75°, abbreviated as NWbW …   Wiktionary

  • northwest by west — Navig., Survey. a point on the compass, 11°15 west of northwest. Abbr.: NWbW [1715 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • north by west — n. the direction, or the point on a mariner s compass, halfway between due north and north northwest; 11°15′ west of due north …   English World dictionary

  • north by west — noun The compass point halfway between north and north northwest, specifically 348.75°, abbreviated as NbW …   Wiktionary

  • northwest — Synonyms and related words: Dixie, Dixieland, Down East, East, East Coast, Middle Atlantic, Middle West, NNW, NW, NW by N, NW by W, New England, North, North Central region, Northeast, Northwest, Pacific Northwest, South, Southeast, Southwest,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • northwest — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. NW, nor west, northwestern, northwesterly, northwestward, north north west, NNW, northwest by west, NWbW, northwest by north, NWbN; see also direction 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • Northwest — North west , a. 1. Pertaining to, or in the direction of, the point between the north and west; being in the northwest; toward the northwest, or coming from the northwest; as, the northwest coast. [1913 Webster] 2. Coming from the northwest; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Northwest passage — Northwest North west , a. 1. Pertaining to, or in the direction of, the point between the north and west; being in the northwest; toward the northwest, or coming from the northwest; as, the northwest coast. [1913 Webster] 2. Coming from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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