west by north
Date: 1582 a compass point that is one point north of due west ; N78°45′W

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • West by north — West West, n. [AS. west, adv.; akin to D. west, G. west, westen, OHG. westan, Icel. vestr, Sw. vest, vester, vestan, Dan. vest, vesten, and perhaps to L. vesper evening, Gr. ?. ????. Cf. {Vesper}, {Visigoth}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The point in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • west-by-north — westˈ by northˈ noun The direction midway between west and west north west • • • Main Entry: ↑west …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • west by north — west′ by north′ n. sur a point on the compass 11°15′ north of west Abbr.: WbN …   From formal English to slang

  • west by north — noun the compass point that is one point north of due west • Syn: ↑WbN • Hypernyms: ↑compass point, ↑point * * * I. : a compass point that is one point north of due west : N 78° 45′ W abbr. WbN, W by N; see compass card …   Useful english dictionary

  • west by north — noun Surveying, Navigation 11°15 (one point) north of west; 281°15 from due north. Abbrev.: W by N …   Australian English dictionary

  • west by north — Navig., Survey. a point on the compass 11°15prime; north of west. Abbr.: WbN * * * …   Universalium

  • west by north — northwest, compass direction located between north and west …   English contemporary dictionary

  • west by north — noun The compass point halfway between west and west northwest, specifically 281.25°, abbreviated as WbN …   Wiktionary

  • north-west-by-north — north westˈ by northˈ noun The direction midway between north west and north north west • • • Main Entry: ↑north …   Useful english dictionary

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