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 Maryland State Police said the incident occurred just after 5 a.m., when a white Honda Civic traveling west in the eastbound lanes hit a white Hyundai Sonata head-on. Washington Post, "Two women killed in Route 50 car crash," 21 Feb. 2021 Jade Lewis smiles down on motorists from a billboard on eastbound Interstate 10 near Williams Boulevard. Michelle Hunter | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "Family of pregnant mom killed in Kenner crash asks drivers to take road rage pledge," 30 Jan. 2021 The eastbound interstate is closed from Troutdale to Ainsworth State Park, which is west of Dodson. oregonlive, "Residents of Dodson, small Columbia River Gorge community, told to evacuate amid flash flood warning," 13 Jan. 2021 Southbound Colerain Avenue at Interstate 275 and the exit ramp from eastbound Interstate 275 remains closed until further notice, police said. Madeline Mitchell, The Enquirer, "Police: Hit-skip led to multi-vehicle crash in Colerain Township, fleeing driver dead," 13 Nov. 2020 In a news release, the sheriff’s department said the construction worker was hit while standing in the westbound lane directing eastbound traffic. Alexis Oatman, cleveland, "Construction worker struck by a car while directing traffic in Summit County," 24 Dec. 2020 Instead of slowing down for the two lanes of traffic in front of him, Bachor crossed the double yellow line into the left turn lane for eastbound traffic and then switched back into the westbound lane, cutting off a BMW SUV. Wayne K. Roustan, sun-sentinel.com, "Driver who hit, killed cyclist was drunk and had cocaine, marijuana in system, investigators say," 27 Oct. 2020 The driver crossed the centerline into eastbound traffic, striking the front of a 1996 Kentworth semi-truck. Jeannie Roberts, Arkansas Online, "Driver fleeing Faulkner County deputies dies in fiery collision," 22 Oct. 2020 The Oregon Department of Transportation is diverting eastbound traffic onto Interstate 205 southbound, and then back northbound to rejoin I-84 north of the crash site. oregonlive, "Portland metro Thursday traffic: Wrong-way driver crash closes I-84 east at Gateway," 22 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of eastbound

1871, in the meaning defined above

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3 Mar 2021

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“Eastbound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eastbound. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of eastbound

: going toward the east

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