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Meaning of west-northwest

west-north•west

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