Definition of north-northwest in English:



  • The compass point or direction midway between north and northwest.

    ‘In 1932, a magnitude 8.4 thrust earthquake struck about 100 km to the north-north-west.’
    • ‘I think I know where this complainant needs to go to feel better: to a little town some 80 miles to the north-north-west of him, a mile or so on the Welsh side of Offa's Dyke.’
    • ‘Joined by Peter Horne, Chris Shred and Bert Lancaster he cast off and headed to a spot six nautical miles north-north-west of Thursday Island.’



/ˌnôrˌnôrˈwest/ /ˌnɔrˌnɔrˈwɛst/