American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between due north and northwest, or 22°30ʹ west of due north.
- adj. To, toward, of, facing, or in the north-northwest.
- adv. In, from, or toward the north-northwest.
- n. The compass bearing or compass point halfway between north and northwest, specifically 337.5°, abbreviated as NNW.
- adv. to, toward, or in the north-northwest
“When the Ophiocordyceps unilateralis fungus strikes, an infected ant climbs to a leaf not far off the ground (often on the north-northwest side of a tree), bites in and dies with jaws locked in place.”
“Don was in the central Gulf of Mexico Thursday evening, moving north-northwest at 15 mph with sustained winds of 45 mph.”
“The storm is centered about 130 miles southeast of Bermuda and moving north-northwest near 12 mph.”
“But long-term, Winnipeg, which is north-northwest of Minneapolis, would obviously be a misfit in the Eastern Conference's Southeast Division where Atlanta is now.”
“The storm is centered about 175 miles north-northwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and is moving west near 2 mph.”
“Its center was located about 205 miles north-northwest of Bermuda.”
“ET Tuesday, Maria was centered about 320 miles east of the southeastern Bahamas and is moving north-northwest near 8 mph.”
“When he famously confides to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern that he is "but mad north-northwest," the reality is that Hamilton's character appears perfectly lucid in every direction.”
“The winds will produce a "cooling" breeze from the north-northwest at 5-10 mph.”
“Alex continued to move to the north-northwest in the western Caribbean and is expected to become a hurricane Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center said.”
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