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 After the shooting, police shut down the eastbound lanes of M Street SW between Fourth Street and Delaware Avenue, not far from the baseball park. Martin Weil, Washington Post, 5 Sep. 2023 Bibiano allegedly passed a vehicle in front of him in the eastbound lane in a no-passing zone, according to officials. Beacon-News Staff, Chicago Tribune, 3 Sep. 2023 The man turned southbound onto Smith, eastbound on Snow, southbound on West 130th and eastbound on Pearl. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 2 Sep. 2023 All southbound traffic on I-5 north of I-8 will be diverted to eastbound I-8. Emily Alvarenga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Sep. 2023 Gregory Herzig, of Colrain, died April 12 after Repka allegedly attempted a U-turn on Route 2, turning her rental SUV into the path of Herzig’s eastbound motorcycle, the statement said. Maeve Lawler, BostonGlobe.com, 23 Aug. 2023 Naked woman with gun at eastbound Bay Bridge approach. CBS News, 26 July 2023 The eastbound span of the Goethals Bridge in Elizabeth, N.J. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 24 July 2023 The freeway ramps from eastbound and westbound I-94 and from northbound I-275 are also closed. Detroit Free Press, 25 Aug. 2023 See More

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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 21 Sep. 2023.

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