One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The compass point or direction midway between north and north-west.
- ‘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.’
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