fog·​bound ˈfȯg-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce fogbound (audio)
: unable to move because of fog
a fogbound ship
: covered by fog
a fogbound coast

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web A century removed from Ulysses, this short novel is likewise a deeply interior, one-day affair, in which a nameless narrator stalks the fogbound city of Ürümchi. Ed Park, The Atlantic, 21 Sep. 2022 Just as predictably, Maxim’s estate in England, Manderley, has become superstately, though what’s lost amid the vast rooms and long halls swarming with a huge staff is the fogbound mystery of the place as it was visualized in the Hitchcock version. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, 22 Oct. 2020 Dozens of motels dot the hillsides overlooking the bay, and a few, like the Anderson Inn, have rooms right over the water, outfitted with fireplaces for chilly nights and fogbound mornings. Georgeanne Brennan, The Mercury News, 15 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fogbound was in 1814

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Cite this Entry

“Fogbound.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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