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

Definition of eastbound

: traveling or heading east

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Calls came in to 911 after a woman who was with the man got out of the car — which had been pulled over on the eastbound shoulder — and tried to stop traffic in the westbound lanes for help, Johnson said. Gina Cole, The Seattle Times, "Man shot dead on Highway 520 bridge near Montlake," 26 Mar. 2019 Seven people were injured, three seriously, in a multi-vehicle crash that shut down an eastbound section of Route 2 in East Hartford on Thursday afternoon and evening. Jesse Leavenworth, courant.com, "Crash With Serious Injuries on Route 2 In East Hartford," 8 Mar. 2018 The eastbound right lane and shoulder were blocked just east of Montlake Boulevard from about 5:25 a.m. to just after 11 a.m. Monday. Gina Cole, The Seattle Times, "Man shot dead on Highway 520 bridge near Montlake," 26 Mar. 2019 But those traveling east on the road have to crane their necks to see approaching eastbound traffic coming over a hill on the turnpike. Peter Marteka, Courant Community, "Glastonbury Looking To Align Douglas Road And Sycamore Street," 11 July 2018 Later this month, officials will begin a series of road closures and traffic diversions to buy working room to replace the westbound side of the bridge; the eastbound side was replaced last summer. Adam Vaccaro, BostonGlobe.com, "Commonwealth Avenue bridge project returns in late July," 11 July 2018 The crash occurred under the Cloverdale Road overpass about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16, as eastbound traffic was being herded from four lanes to one for overnight highway maintenance. Kevin Davenport, idahostatesman, "How a 20-minute fire in the fatal I-84 crash ruined a concrete overpass," 22 June 2018 The ramp led from the eastbound toll road to route 772 in Loudoun County, police said. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "New Redskins receiver claims Va. trooper asked if he was gang member," 25 Apr. 2018 Westbound traffic was traveling 15 to 30 mph beginning at the El Dorado County line, and eastbound traffic was slowed starting at Folsom Boulevard. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Traffic backs up on Highway 50 after body found in car’s back seat | The Sacramento Bee," 20 Mar. 2018

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1871, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of eastbound

: going toward the east

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