north-west


north-west
I north-west UK / US or northwest UK [ˌnɔː(r)θˈwest] / US [ˌnɔrθˈwest] noun [uncountable] *
the direction that is between north and west. The north-west is the part of a country or place that is in this direction

the industrial area in the north-west of the region


II north-west UK / US or northwest UK [ˌnɔː(r)θˈwest] / US [ˌnɔrθˈwest] adjective *
in the north-west, or facing towards the north-west

Derived word:
north-west
UK / US adverb

We continued to fly north-west.


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