airward

adverb
air·ward | \ ˈer-wərd \
variants: or less commonly airwards \ˈer-wərdz \

Definition of airward 

: skyward All up and down the river I could see startled gulls flapping airward in a frightened flight from the uproar. —Ken Kesey, Sometimes a Great Notion, 1964

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First Known Use of airward

1820, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for airward

air entry 3 + -ward entry 2, -wards

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