[nawrth-west, -west] /ˈnɔrθˌwɛst, -ˈwɛst/
a province in Pakistan, bordering Punjab and Kashmir on the west: a former province of British India. 28,773 sq. mi. (77,516 sq. km).
a province in N Pakistan between Afghanistan and Jammu and Kashmir: part of British India from 1901 until 1947; of strategic importance, esp for the Khyber Pass. Capital: Peshawar. Pop: 20 170 000 (2003 est). Area: 74 522 sq km (28 773 sq miles)
noun 1. See under . noun 1. a battle site on the Maumee River, near present-day Maumee, Ohio, where a confederation of Indian tribes (Northwest Indian Confederation) was defeated by Gen. Anthony Wayne (1794): state park.
(NWNET) Kochmer, J., and NorthWestNet, “The Internet Passport: NorthWestNets Guide to Our World Online”, NorthWestNet, Bellevue, WA, 1992.
noun 1. the act of Congress in 1787 providing for the government of the Northwest Territory and setting forth the steps by which its subdivisions might become states. A law passed in 1787 to regulate the settlement of the Northwest Territory, which eventually was divided into several states of the Middle West. The United States […]
noun 1. a ship route along the Arctic coast of Canada and Alaska, joining the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. noun 1. the passage by sea from the Atlantic to the Pacific along the N coast of America: attempted for over 300 years by Europeans seeking a short route to the Far East, before being successfully […]