east·​bound ˈēs(t)-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce eastbound (audio)
: traveling or heading east

Examples of eastbound in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Heavy rain prompts traffic advisory on eastbound I-70 in Bonner Springs Authorities issue traffic alert for dangerous driving conditions amid heavy rain on I-70, between Eastern Terminal Toll Plaza and 110th Street/Exit 410. Kansas City Star Bot, Kansas City Star, 4 July 2024 The lane split between State Route 51 and U.S. 60 allowed crews to work on the support structures for new flyover ramps connecting southbound SR 143 with eastbound I-10, said Arizona Department of Transportation spokesperson Marcy McMacken. Kira Caspers, The Arizona Republic, 24 June 2024 The impact sent the pedestrian into the eastbound lane of traffic. Kate Talerico, The Mercury News, 15 June 2024 Northbound motorists on Route 10 will also be detoured at two intersections, including eastbound traffic at Berlin Street and westbound traffic at Columbus Avenue. Justin Muszynski, Hartford Courant, 3 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for eastbound 

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Word History

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eastbound was in 1871

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“Eastbound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eastbound. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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east·​bound ˈēs(t)-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce eastbound (audio)
: going east
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