east·bound | \ˈēs(t)-ˌbau̇nd \

Definition of eastbound 

: traveling or heading east

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Both men then stole two cellphones from them, got back into the car and drove away on eastbound Lake Street, police said. Steve Schering, chicagotribune.com, "Men steal cellphones from juvenile pedestrians in separate Oak Park incidents: police," 3 July 2018 One lane of eastbound 54th Street between Clay Avenue and U.S. 131 was shut down while investigators worked the scene. Wzzm-tv (grand Rapids), Detroit Free Press, "Body found near Buck Creek in Wyoming, Mich.," 19 May 2018 That's when the driver of a van waiting for the green arrow to make a left turn off eastbound 36th Street to northbound Biscayne got out of his van and slammed the driver's side of Lagutenko's Infiniti several times. David Neal, miamiherald, "Suspect who drove through Miami sledgehammer attack faces more criminal charges | Miami Herald," 3 Apr. 2018 The driver was turning from southbound 30th Avenue onto eastbound Belmont Street. Jim Ryan, OregonLive.com, "Pedestrian dies day after being hit by driver in SE Portland," 13 Mar. 2018 There will be periodic eastbound right-lane closures. Kari Barnett, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Water utilities maintenance causes Hagen Ranch Road lane closure," 6 July 2018 The Dodge County Sheriff's Department reported that one person, the driver of the westbound car, was declared dead at the scene and the driver of the eastbound car was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "One person killed in traffic crash near Watertown," 4 July 2018 An eastbound semitrailer truck loaded with apples and an SUV were slowing for the merging traffic when the truck struck the SUV and pushed it into another semi. John Sowell, idahostatesman, "Contractor herding traffic near fiery I-84 crash had safety plan. Here's what it said," 29 June 2018 Police learned that a car driven by a 52-year-old Michigan City man was eastbound on U.S. 30, crossed the median, drove across westbound U.S. 30, and then continued off the roadway and into the south side of the jewelry store. Amy Lavalley, Post-Tribune, "Police seek warrant for Michigan City man after jewelry store crash," 21 June 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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