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North by west   /nɔrθ baɪ wɛst/   Listen
North by west

The compass point that is one point west of due north.  Synonym: NbW.

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"North by west" Quotes from Famous Books

... you. I ain't blind. I been foolin' you all along. Wanted, to try you out. Now we'll mush. Straight for the big lake. North by west like we been going. Un'erstand, Stomak-o-sox? I'll not beat yore head off this time, but if you ever try any monkey tricks with Bully West again—" He let the threat die out in ...
— Man Size • William MacLeod Raine

... the port of Marblehead on April 3d, and at 7 A.M. fell in with the two British 38-gun frigates Junon, Captain Upton, and Tenedos, Captain Parker. "The American frigate was standing to the westward with the wind about north by west and bore from the two British frigates about northwest by west. The Junon and Tenedos quickly hauled up in chase, and the Constitution crowded sail in the direction of Marblehead. At 9.30, finding the Tenedos rather gaining upon her, the Constitution ...
— The Naval War of 1812 • Theodore Roosevelt

Words linked to "North by west" :   compass point, point

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