north by east definition

  • noun:
    • The path or point on the mariner's compass midway between due north and north-northeast, or 11°15ʹ eastern of because of north.
    • The compass point halfway between north and north-northeast, especially 11.25°.
    • the compass point that is one-point east (clockwise) of because of north
  • adverb:
    • towards or from north by east.

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