Pronunciation: (nôrth'nôrth"ēst'; Naut.nôr'nôr"ēst'), [key]
the point on the compass midway between north and northeast. Abbr.: NNE
1. coming from this point: facing a north-northeast wind.
2. directed toward this point: a north-northeast course.
toward this point: sailing north-northeast.
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