Definition of "west-northwest" []

  • The direction or point on the mariner's compass halfway between due west and northwest, or 67°30ʹ west of due north. (noun)
  • To, toward, of, facing, or in the west-northwest. (adjective)
  • In, from, or toward the west-northwest. (adverb)
  • The point on the compass or the direction midway between west and northwest, 292° 30′ clockwise from north (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • In, from, or towards this direction (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "west-northwest" in a sentence
  • "Eugene was centered about 410 miles (660 kilometers) south-southwest of Zihuatanejo, Mexico, and moving west-northwest at 10 mph (16 kph)."
  • "The National Hurricane Center ended all tropical storm warnings along the Texas coast and said in its 10 p.m. advisory that Don was moving west-northwest across the coast at 14 mph."
  • "Richard was centered about 145 miles (235 kilometers) south of Campeche, Mexico, and was moving west-northwest near 8 mph (13 kph)."