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 The right eastbound lane of the bridge was closed for less than an hour during the investigation. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Apr. 2022 Elsewhere, a Pepto Bismol–pink ice cream truck trawled the eastbound bike lane, emitting a discordant jingle, and passenger vehicles swerved into it, too, employing it as a makeshift passing lane. Alison Van Houten, Outside Online, 5 Apr. 2022 The crash occurred in the eastbound lane at about 5:20 p.m., State Police spokesman Dave Procopio said in an e-mail. Adam Sennott, BostonGlobe.com, 12 Feb. 2022 During the same period, the eastbound lane of Prairie Avenue will be open only to local traffic from Kareem Court to Crenshaw Boulevard. Madalyn Amato, Los Angeles Times, 8 Feb. 2022 The girl, whose name has not been released, was walking near her Acworth home when she was hit in the eastbound lane of New McEver Road, police said. Rosana Hughes, ajc, 16 Jan. 2022 The animal was spotted in the eastbound lane of Route 94, near the Mount Hope neighborhood. Michael Hollan, Fox News, 8 Jan. 2022 Police received a call a 1:40 a.m. Dec. 30 that an eastbound Norfolk Southern Railway train that stopped was blocking the entire city. cleveland, 6 Jan. 2022 The crash occurred at approximately 8:50 p.m. Saturday in the eastbound lane of Loop 202 at milepost 57. Haleigh Kochanski, The Arizona Republic, 5 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of eastbound

1871, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jun 2022

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“Eastbound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eastbound. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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