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English definition of “westerly”


adjective     /ˈwestəli/
DIRECTION towards or in the west : Senegal is the most westerly country in Africa .Points of the compassDirection of motion
WIND A westerly wind comes from the west : westerly breezes Points of the compassDirection of motionWind and windsStormy weather
(Definition of westerly adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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