from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between northwest and west-northwest, or 56°15ʹ west of due north.
- adv. Toward or from northwest by west.
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- n. The compass point halfway between northwest and west-northwest, specifically 303.75°, abbreviated as NWbW.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the compass point that is one point west of northwest
Sorry, no etymologies found.
This is possibly the modern Beit-Nubah, about 12 miles northwest by west of Jerusalem, 8 from Lydda.