noun, Navigation, Surveying.
a point on the compass, 11°15′ north of northwest.
one point on the compass north of northwest, 326° 15′ clockwise from north
in, from, or towards this direction
noun, Navigation, Surveying. 1. a point on the compass, 11°15′ west of northwest. Abbreviation: NWbW. noun 1. one point on the compass south of northwest, 303° 45′ clockwise from north adjective, adverb 2. in, from, or towards this direction
[nawrth-wes-ter; Nautical nawr-wes-ter] /ˌnɔrθˈwɛs tər; Nautical ˌnɔrˈwɛs tər/ noun 1. New England and South Atlantic States. a wind or gale from the . /ˌnɔːθˈwɛstə; nautical ˌnɔːˈwɛstə/ noun 1. a strong wind or storm from the northwest
[nawrth-wes-ter-lee; Nautical nawr-wes-ter-lee] /ˌnɔrθˈwɛs tər li; Nautical ˌnɔrˈwɛs tər li/ adjective, adverb 1. toward or from the . /ˌnɔːθˈwɛstəlɪ; nautical ˌnɔːˈwɛstəlɪ/ adjective, adverb 1. in, towards, or (esp of a wind) from the northwest noun (pl) -lies 2. a wind or storm from the northwest
[nawrth-wes-ter-ner] /ˌnɔrθˈwɛs tər nər/ noun 1. a native or inhabitant of the . 2. (initial capital letter) a native or inhabitant of the northwestern part of the U.S.