poleward

[ pohl-werd ]

adverb
  1. Also polewards. toward a pole of the earth; toward the North or South Pole.

adjective
  1. facing or moving toward the North or South Pole.

Origin of poleward

1
First recorded in 1870–75; pole2 + -ward

Words Nearby poleward

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How to use poleward in a sentence

  • There the air expands upward and flows poleward at high altitudes.

    Climatic Changes | Ellsworth Huntington
  • The winter rains which migrate equatorward are separated by the Sahara from the equatorial rains which migrate poleward.

  • These would be necessary for a good start in the early spring of a dog-sledge journey North poleward.

    North-Pole Voyages | Zachariah Atwell Mudge
  • The old route across Kennedy Channel to the west side, and so north-poleward, was attempted.

    North-Pole Voyages | Zachariah Atwell Mudge
  • This was alarming, for upon them depended mainly the spring excursions North poleward.

    North-Pole Voyages | Zachariah Atwell Mudge