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North West British & World English

A province of northern South Africa, formed in 1994 from the NE part of Cape Province and SW Transvaal; capital, Mafikeng

north-west British & World English

The direction towards the point of the horizon midway between north and west

north-north-west British & World English

The compass point or direction midway between north and north-west

west-north-west British & World English

The direction or compass point midway between west and north-west

north-north-west New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two hyphens; abbreviation NNW)

North-West Passage British & World English

A sea passage along the northern coast of the American continent, through the Canadian Arctic from the Atlantic to the Pacific. It was sought for many years as a possible trade route by explorers including Sebastian Cabot, Sir Francis Drake, and Martin Frobisher; it was first navigated in 1903-6 by Roald Amundsen

north by east British & World English

Between north and north-north-east (or north-north-west)

North-West Frontier Province British & World English

A province of NW Pakistan, on the border with Afghanistan; capital, Peshawar

north by east in north British & World English

Between north and north-north-east (or north-north-west)


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