east by north definition

  • noun:
    • The way or point on the mariner's compass halfway between because of east and east-northeast, or 78°45ʹ eastern of due north.
    • The compass point halfway between eastern and east-northeast, especially 78.75°.
    • in accordance with the notation associated with the mariner's compass, that point which lies 111/4° into the north or south, respectively, of point due east.
    • the compass point this is certainly one point north of due east
  • adverb:
    • Toward or from eastern by north.

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