Landward meaning

lănd'wərd
To or toward land.

Sailing landward; the landward side of a coastal fortification.

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Toward the land.
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Situated or facing toward the land.
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In the direction towards land, as opposed to in the direction out to sea.

The landward side of the fort faced more dangerous land guns than the otherwise which only faced what could be put on a ship.

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Origin of landward

land +‎ -ward