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English definition of “northerly”

northerly

adjective     /ˈnɔː.ðəl.i/ US  /ˈnɔːr.ðɚ.li/
towards or in the north : They walked in a northerly direction across the desert . There are plans to build a hotel on the most northerly point of the island .Points of the compassDirection of motion northerly wind a wind that comes from the north Wind and windsStormy weather
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