Definition of coastward in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkōstwərd/
(also coastwards)

adverb& adjective

Toward the coast.
Example sentences
  • With the exception of significant salary gains in Denver, the coastward migration of IT dollars continues
  • By Monday, the latest day for which forecasts are available, the system will have grown in strength to head coastward hot on the heels of Cyclone Baaz.
  • The Tokaido highway in the Edo era was located about 500 m coastward from the Omori Shell Mounds, showing that the coastline has recessed from that in the Jomon period.

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Syllabification: coast·ward

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