What does the word northwest mean?

Usage examples for northwest

  1. The presumption is, therefore, that they will make an establishment of some sort on the northwest coast of America. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  2. " Yes, the mountains are there yonder, and farther yonder is the sea, and the railroads are still going, still running across the prairie to the mountains, to the sea," the Northwest Wind would answer. – Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg
  3. The snow had melted, and a trooper of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police had found the body. – Doors of the Night by Frank L. Packard