Meaning of north-northwest

north-north•west

Pronunciation: (nôrth'nôrth"west'Naut.nôr'nôr"west'), [key]
— n.
  1. the point on the compass midway between north and northwest. Abbr.: NNW
—adj.
  1. coming from this point: a north-northwest wind.
  2. directed toward this point: a north-northwest course.
—adv.
  1. toward this point: sailing north-northwest.
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