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The compass point midway between north and west; at 315 degrees.  Synonyms: nor'-west, northwest, northwestward.

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"NW" Quotes from Famous Books

... was 54 deg., with air from the NW., and dark rainy clouds moving on the horizon; rain squalls and bright sunshine by intervals. I rode ahead with Basil to explore the country, and, continuing about three miles along the river, turned directly ...
— The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California • Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont

... abundance are the same on both. The bottom all about these two grounds is rocky, with from 20 to 40 fathoms inside of them, but this deepens rapidly to 100 fathoms over rocks and coarse gravel outside of them to W. and NW. ...
— Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine • Walter H. Rich

Words linked to "NW" :   northwestward, northwest, point, nor'-west, compass point

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