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equatorward

or e·qua·tor·wards

[ih-kwey-ter-werd]
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adverb
  1. toward the equator: a ship sailing equatorward.
adjective
  1. facing or tending toward the equator.

Origin of equatorward

First recorded in 1870–75; equator + -ward
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for equatorward

Historical Examples

  • The rainy and dry seasons are most marked at the equatorward margins of the belt.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5

    Various

  • The moisture would be precipitated on the equatorward slopes of the subtropical mountain ranges.

    Climatic Changes

    Ellsworth Huntington


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