north by west
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the direction, or the point on a mariner's compass, halfway between due north and north-northwest; 11°15′ west of due north
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noun Abbr. NbWThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between due north and north-northwest, or 11°15: west of due north.adverb & adj.
Toward or from north by west.