from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between due west and west-northwest, or 78°45ʹ west of due north.
  • adv. Toward or from west by north.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The compass point halfway between west and west-northwest, specifically 281.25°, abbreviated as WbN.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. according to the notation of the mariner's compass, that point which lies 111/4° to the north or south, respectively, of the point due west.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the compass point that is one point north of due west


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