Definition of poleward in US English:

poleward

adjective

  • Directed or going toward either the North Pole or South Pole.

    ‘there has been a poleward shift in the tropical storm tracks’

adverb

  • Toward or in the direction of the North or South Pole.

    ‘many marine species are moving poleward into cooler waters’
    ‘crop pests continue to march polewards as the Earth warms’

Pronunciation

poleward

/ˈpōlwərd//ˈpoʊlwərd/