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northbound

[nawrth-bound] /ˈnɔrθˌbaʊnd/
adjective
1.
going toward the north:
northbound traffic.
Origin of northbound
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism; north + -bound2
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  • At the ramp leading to the northbound side of the Expressway, the Ford was two cars behind.

    Damned If You Don't Gordon Randall Garrett
  • He might be too smart to take the northbound train here at the hotel.

    The Motor Boat Club in Florida H. Irving Hancock
  • The northbound traffic was heaviest at this hour and the moving sidewalk bands were jammed to their capacity.

  • Morey cut into a northbound traffic level, moved into the high-speed lane, and eased in on the accelerator.

    Islands of Space John W Campbell
  • The day after we arrived a northbound Chilean steamer put into the harbor of Arica.

  • There is a way to board the northbound train without going to town, and if nothing else happens we'll make the eastbound express.

    They of the High Trails Hamlin Garland
  • I wanted to catch the northbound flyer of the Buffalo, Rochester, and Pittsburg railroad out of the latter town.

    Our Railroads To-Morrow Edward Hungerford
  • The aspens sprouted fluffy buds and a flock of northbound geese honked over.

    The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • If Charles followed her instructions, he would strike across country and catch the northbound evening train.

    Otherwise Phyllis Meredith Nicholson
  • The whistle of the northbound train came up the track and they climbed down from the fence and went to the depot.

    With Hoops of Steel Florence Finch Kelly
British Dictionary definitions for northbound

northbound

/ˈnɔːθˌbaʊnd/
adjective
1.
going or leading towards the north
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