boatward

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

boat +‎ -ward

Adverb[edit]

boatward (comparative more boatward, superlative most boatward)

  1. Toward a boat.
    • 2013, Keith Bellows, 100 Places That Can Change Your Child's Life: From Your Backyard to the Ends of the Earth[1]:
      And then you see a stallion and his harem, eight small horses gazing curiouly boatward, tails switching, an egret plucking bugs off the back of one.
    • 1906, Minnie Stuart Crawford Ross, Around the Mediterranean[2]:
      By the time we had examined it we were quite ready to turn boatward.
    • 2007, Steve Rushin, The Caddie Was a Reindeer: And Other Tales of Extreme Recreation[3]:
      Frank Thomas, in fact, tried to jerk so many balls boatward down the 279-foot left-field line that Stengel is said to have chastised him at one point, saying, "If you want to be a sailor, join the navy!"
    • 2016, Charles Norris Williamson, Alice Muriel Williamson, C. N. WILLIAMSON & A. N. WILLIAMSON Ultimate Collection: 30+ Mystery Classics & Adventure Novels in One Volume (Illustrated)[4]:
      He and I were now at the tail-end of the procession hastening boatward, or almost at the tail, for there were but four or five other passengers—a family party with fat nurse and crying baby—behind us.
    • 1903, Charles Hallock, William A. Bruette, Forest and Stream[5], volume 61:
      I see his long, slender, golden shape plowing boatward near the surface.
    • 1998, John G. Neihardt, The Giving Earth: A John G. Neihardt Reader[6]:
      The horse-guards drive their shaggy rabble in
      From nightlong grazing. Voyageurs, with packs
      Of folded tents and camp gear on their backs,
      Slouch boatward through the reek. But when prevails
      The smell of frying pans and coffee pails,
    • 2013, Consuelo Hermer, Havana Manana: A Guide To Cuba And The Cubans[7]:
      All along the waterfront are a number of night clubs and cabarets, traditional last syops for travelers boatward bound.
    • 2013, Laurie Cass, Lending a Paw[8]:
      His tail went down, a front paw slipped, and without thinking, without breathing, I released my single-handed hold on the rail and pushed him boatward.
    • 1886, Constance Frederica Gordon Cumming, Wanderings in China[9]:
      Returning boatward by a new route, we passed through some queer little courts, where I was welcomed by various very clean, nice-looking, neatly dressed women, with glossy hair, and wearing pretty silver ornaments in the shape of butterflies or dragon-flies marked with lucky symbols, the colour being given by bright blue and green enamel.