poleward

adverb or adjective pole·ward \ ˈpōl-wərd \
Updated on: 28 Mar 2018

Definition of poleward

: toward or in the direction of a pole of the earth
  • as the sun moves poleward
  • poleward variation in temperature

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1835

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