northbound

adjective

north·​bound ˈnȯrth-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce northbound (audio)
: traveling or headed north

Example Sentences

The northbound lanes are closed.
Recent Examples on the Web The wreck led to a closure of the northbound lanes on that stretch of freeway, the department said. Jose R. Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, 20 Jan. 2023 Two northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in northern Los Angeles County were closed indefinitely after a hillside collapsed. Thao Nguyen, USA TODAY, 16 Jan. 2023 Police received several 911 calls about 2:45 a.m. reporting that a dark colored car was driving in the wrong direction in the northbound lanes of I-91 near Exit 33, according to Connecticut State Police Troop H. Hartford Courant, 15 Jan. 2023 Two northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near Castaic in northern Los Angeles County were closed indefinitely after a hillside collapsed. CBS News, 15 Jan. 2023 The crash closed all northbound lanes on Hwy 175 for more than 3 ½ hours Saturday afternoon. Drake Bentley, Journal Sentinel, 15 Jan. 2023 After several rounds of storms soaked Southern California, a large segment of a slope buckled on Tuesday and crashed into the two northbound lanes of the 5, just south of Templin Highway, Caltrans officials said. Tony Briscoestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 14 Jan. 2023 The man was struck just before 10:45 p.m. while in northbound lanes near Sampson Street, CHP Officer Jesse Matias said. San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Jan. 2023 The closures included northbound lanes of U.S. 101, a key coastal route. Christopher Weber, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of northbound was in 1823

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“Northbound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/northbound. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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northbound

adjective
north·​bound ˈnȯrth-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce northbound (audio)
: headed north

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