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[eest-bound] /ˈistˌbaʊnd/
traveling, proceeding, or headed east:
an eastbound train.
Origin of eastbound
1875-80, Americanism; east + -bound2 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for eastbound
  • Ferries are packed in summer, so arrive early and stay patient, especially on the eastbound ride back to reality.
  • She boarded an eastbound bus with her three children, her husband followed, and she has not seen her home since.
  • Two eastbound lanes are shown beginning on the left of the figure and then reducing to one lane on the right.
  • Both lanes eastbound are closed and westbound has been reduced to the right lane.
  • One lane of eastbound traffic and two lanes of westbound traffic will be maintained during this stage.
  • New site, consolidating two smaller eastbound rest areas formerly located nearby.
  • One eastbound lane and one westbound lane of traffic will remain open.
British Dictionary definitions for eastbound


going or leading towards the east
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