noun plural -lies 1. a wind or storm coming from the north-northwest ⇒ The flames were driven by 120kph north-northwesterlies towards the town, sweeping through dry grassland. adjective 2. in, to, or towards the north-north west ⇒ The plane headed in a north-northwesterly direction. 3. (of a wind) coming from the northwest ⇒ Strong north-northwesterly winds drove the fires towards the town. adverb
4. to the north-northwest; in a north-northwesterly direction ⇒ The valley runs north-northwesterly.
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