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