Pronunciation: (shôr'wurd, shōr'-), [key]
Also,shore'wards.toward the shore or land.
1. facing, moving, or tending toward the shore or land: a shoreward course.
2. coming from the shore, as a wind.
the direction toward the shore or away from the sea.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.