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southbound

[south-bound] /ˈsaʊθˌbaʊnd/
adjective
1.
traveling southward.
2.
pertaining to southward travel.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; south + -bound2
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  • It now screens southbound cars and rail shipments for drugs and guns.
  • May said the southbound dragonflies appear to take advantage of tailwinds generated by cold fronts blowing from the north.
  • The southbound migration is the more arduous leg of the journey.
British Dictionary definitions for southbound

southbound

/ˈsaʊθˌbaʊnd/
adjective
1.
going or leading towards the south
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Word Origin and History for southbound
adj.

1872, originally in railroading, from south + bound (adj.2).

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