Definition of North by west

1. Noun. The compass point that is one point west of due north.

Exact synonyms: Nbw
Generic synonyms: Compass Point, Point



Definition of North by west

1. Noun. The compass point halfway between north and north-northwest, specifically 348.75°, abbreviated as NbW. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of North By West

nortenos
north-central
north-east
north-eastern
north-northeast
north-northwest
north-polar
north-pole
north-seeking pole
north-west
north-western
north and south
north asian tick-borne rickettsiosis
north by east
north by northeast
north by west (current term)
north celestial pole
north island edelweiss
north northeast
north northwest
north of the border
north poles
north side
north temperate zone
north wind
northbound
northbridge
northbridges
northeast by east
northeast by north

Literary usage of North by west

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1. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"... about 208 miles from London, 13 miles north by west of York, and ]] miles east by north of Boroughbridge. The parish comprises the chapelry of Raskelf, ..."

2. Hakluytus Posthumus: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"... which was then North by West halfe West from us, about three leagues off: wee steered from hence away with the foresaid Point North by West, ..."

3. Hakluytus posthumus: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"... North by West neerest, being a sailes breadth open of the Point of Sumatra, which was then North by West hälfe West from us, about three leagues off: ..."

4. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1921)
"... east and west to boundary line; 1898-1899, bounded on the north by West Chester RR, Gray's Ferry Road and Carpenter St.. east by Delaware River, ..."

5. London Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"Lincoln is 131 miles north by west from London. LINCOLNSHIRE.—This county was called oy the Saxons ..."

6. The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries of the English by Richard Hakluyt (1905)
"From the eleventh at noone to the twelfth, we had the wind variable and gusty round about, and we ran about eight leagues North by West, and the depth ..."

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