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[out-bound] /ˈaʊtˈbaʊnd/
outward bound:
an outbound freighter.
Origin of outbound
1590-1600; out- + -bound2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Then they went into a pasture field through an open gate they had missed on their outbound trip.

  • To his amazement, he was not permitted to board the outbound bus.

  • Once they landed on Earth, they had the Steele names, but by the time that cleared, you were outbound with another set of papers.

    The Colors of Space Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Then she understood, with tired wrath, that she was outbound once more.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
  • What right had he, or anybody, to grab me off an outbound starship like a criminal?

    The Door Through Space Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • She miscalculated distances during the hour and a half that was at her disposal and almost missed her outbound train.

  • Soon after Alexander had taken her departure those interested in town also began drifting toward the outbound trail.

    A Pagan of the Hills Charles Neville Buck
British Dictionary definitions for outbound


going out; outward bound
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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