Definition of North-northwest

1. Adverb. To, toward, or in the north-northwest.

Exact synonyms: Nor'-nor'-west

Definition of North-northwest

1. Noun. The compass bearing or compass point halfway between north and northwest, specifically 337.5°, abbreviated as NNW. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of North-northwest

north-northwest (current term)
north-seeking pole
north and south
north asian tick-borne rickettsiosis
north by east
north by northeast
north by west
north celestial pole
north island edelweiss
north northeast
north northwest

Literary usage of North-northwest

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Works Issued by the Hakluyt Society by Hakluyt Society (1889)
"... south south est and north northwest cape seint Vincent and cape seint marie est and by south west and by north cape seint Marie and ..."

2. The Atlantic Monthly by Making of America Project (1867)
"At Bar Harbor itself, the marks bear north and north-northwest. A mile farther south they are all in a north-northwesterly direction. ..."

3. A Popular Treatise on the Winds: Comprising the General Motions of the by William Ferrel (1889)
"In the northeast quadrant the destruction was less than in either of the others, and trees were thrown down from east, northeast, north, northwest, ..."

4. The Portola Expedition of 1769-1770, Diary of Miguel Costanso by Miguel Costansó, Frederick John Teggart (1911)
"We set out, and, taking the course to the 1769 north-northwest through another canyon that opens into that of Santa María Magdalena, we turned to the west ..."

5. The Nature of Ore Deposits by Richard Beck (1905)
"... with strike north-northwest and thickness not exceeding 10 m. (33 ft.). The quartz porphyries cut through the high-grade silver quartz veins, ..."

6. The Cyclones of the Far East by José Algué (1904)
"A center of low pressure lies, therefore, to the northwest of Formosa and to the north-northwest of Manila. The Siberian area of depression exercises hardly ..."

7. The principal navigations voyages traffiques and discoveries of the English by Richard Hakluyt (1903)
"... we hald along the coast North and North northwest, we had 8. and 9. and 10. ... we lacking North and by West, and North northwest, and North. ..."

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