north by northeast

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north by northeast

  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) North-northeast, the compass point between north and northeast.
    • 1997, Susan Julio, Great Map Mysteries, ISBN 0590896415, page 21:
      Next go north by northeast to the nose of a beast.
    • 2010, J. L. Bourne, Beyond Exile: Day by Day Armageddon, ISBN 1849831610:
      Ruling out any areas that have been bombed, we have decided to head north by northeast.
    • 2014, Gordon W. Prange, Donald M. Goldstein, & Katherine V. Dillon, Miracle at Midway, ISBN 148048945X:
      And a plane from Wotje saw a submarine 500 miles north by northeast of that island.

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