east·​bound | \ ˈēs(t)-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce eastbound (audio) \

Definition of eastbound

: traveling or heading east

Examples of eastbound in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Flooding has closed a lengthy stretch of westbound Interstate 84 and a smaller portion of the eastbound interstate Friday. oregonlive, "I-84 sees closures from Hermiston to Idaho border," 7 Feb. 2020 Then take eastbound Norwood Lateral to return to southbound I-71. Cincinnati.com, "Semi overturns in fiery crash on SB I-71," 4 Feb. 2020 Replacement of eastbound bridge on I-94 over Beech Daly Road. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, "These metro Detroit road, bridge projects just got the green light," 30 Jan. 2020 The eastbound area near the intersection remained closed as of 9 a.m. as officials continued their investigation. Brieanna J. Frank, azcentral, "Man killed in north Phoenix shooting, police say," 11 Jan. 2020 Improper handling of a firearm: US 422 At 12:30 p.m. Dec. 30, an officer conducted a traffic stop on the US 422 eastbound exit at Harper Road. cleveland, "Man nabbed for taking bag of cash at RollHouse Entertainment: Solon police blotter," 3 Jan. 2020 The Neon did not yield to an eastbound Chevy Silverado, state police said, and the pickup hit the front of the Neon. Nyssa Kruse, Arkansas Online, "Minor killed, 3 injured in wreck that sent 2 cars off road, state police say," 19 Dec. 2019 Police said the crash happened in the eastbound lanes near mile post one shortly after 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Harrison Township. Chris Mayhew, Cincinnati.com, "Police ID driver who died following I-74 crash near Harrison," 24 Jan. 2020 Gamble then fled from the scene of the accident and was struck by the 18-wheeler while attempting to cross the eastbound lanes. Levi Edwards | Ledwards@al.com, al, "State troopers identify teen killed by 18-wheeler running from deputies on interstate," 14 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of eastbound

1871, in the meaning defined above

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11 Feb 2020

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“Eastbound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eastbound. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of eastbound

: going toward the east

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