east·​bound | \ ˈēs(t)-ˌbau̇nd \

Definition of eastbound 

: traveling or heading east

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The driver of a Honda Civic, who was in the left-hand turn lane from eastbound Aurora Avenue, pulled out in front of them, the release said. Staff Report, Naperville Sun, "Aurora man, teen killed in motorcycle-car crash, Naperville police say," 2 July 2018 Phase 2 construction will also prohibit motorists southbound on Appleton from turning right (west) onto Main, and, during the second part of that phase, will prohibit eastbound motorists on Main from turning right (south) onto Appleton. Steven Martinez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Here's a list of summer road construction projects in Menomonee Falls and how to avoid them," 26 June 2018 The pedestrian had just got off the westbound bus and tried to rush across the street but was struck by an eastbound vehicle. Glenn E. Rice, kansascity, "Pedestrian struck by vehicles twice after getting off Kansas City bus | The Kansas City Star," 3 May 2018 Two lanes have been closed to traffic on eastbound Interstate 8 at the West Victoria overpass east of Tavern Road due to a brush fire in Alpine that reached 150 acres shortly after 1 p.m. on Friday, according to the California Highway Patrol. Joshua Emerson Smith, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Fire triggers lane closures on I-8 near Alpine," 6 July 2018 Rolling roadblocks on eastbound Interstate 4 between Kirkman Road and Michigan Street have all entrance ramps closed, troopers said. Ryan Gillespie, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Traffic: Roadblocks on I-4, S.R. 408 slow traffic," 26 June 2018 Josh Thompson was struck in traffic Saturday night on eastbound Interstate 84 just east of the Cloverdale overpass. John Sowell, idahostatesman, "These Boise brothers ran back to help the injured in freeway crash that killed 4," 18 June 2018 According to officials, the incident started as a two-vehicle collision on eastbound Interstate 10 at 51st Avenue. Kelsey Mo, azcentral, "1 dead after 5-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Phoenix," 18 June 2018 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

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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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