directed toward the back:a slight rearward movement
adverb (also chiefly Britishrearwards)
toward the back:the engine nozzles point rearward
noun (usually in/at/on the rearward) archaic or literary
the part or position at the back of something.
[ Middle English (denoting the rear part of an army): from Anglo-Norman French rerewarde 'rearguard']