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inbound

[in-bound] /ˈɪnˈbaʊnd/
adjective
1.
inward bound:
inbound ships.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; in-1 + -bound2
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British Dictionary definitions for inbound

inbound

/ˈɪnˌbaʊnd/
adjective
1.
coming in; inward bound: an inbound ship
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Word Origin and History for inbound
adj.

1857, "homeward," from in + bound (adj.2). Originally of ships.

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