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Definition of "northwesterly" []

  • Situated toward the northwest. (adjective)
  • Coming or being from the northwest. (adjective)

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.

Use "northwesterly" in a sentence
  • "Because it faces north, and prevailing swell direction is south, an ocean swell of 10'+ is needed before this spot begins to break, unless the swell is westerly or northwesterly, which is fairly rare."
  • "Right now, it appears the flow will be northwesterly, meaning inland areas may get the most."
  • "West winds from 10-15 mph begin turning toward the northwesterly direction and may gust up to 25 mph."
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