adverb or adjective

equa·​tor·​ward i-ˈkwā-tər-wərd How to pronounce equatorward (audio)
: toward or near the equator
currents flowing equatorward
equatorward winds

Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of equatorward was in 1875

Dictionary Entries Near equatorward

Cite this Entry

“Equatorward.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equatorward. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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