- Also coast·wards. toward the coast: We left the sinking ship in lifeboats and rowed coastward.
- directed toward the coast: a coastward migration.
Origin of coastward
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Coastward, -s, toward the coast; Coast′wise, along the coast.
We had other things to do than fight Wasukuma, and therefore on the 21st we resumed the coastward march.
In the direction of the west, it seems plain that he knew nothing except the coast of Greece and the coastward islands.Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3
W. E. Gladstone
Be that as it may, his "concessions" in his pocket, Cuthbert began his coastward journey, still avoiding Sanders.Sanders of the River
Rather a dull valley lay below, backed by the slope of the coastward downs.Howards End
E. M. Forster