north·​bound | \ ˈnȯrth-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce northbound (audio) \

Definition of northbound

: traveling or headed north

Examples of northbound in a Sentence

The northbound lanes are closed.
Recent Examples on the Web The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating after it was called to the northbound Sample Road exit when the body was discovered deep in the woods. Eileen Kelley,, 8 Oct. 2021 The ramps from northbound Interstate 71/75 to Interstate 275 are blocked Friday morning after a truck overturned, officials said. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, 1 Oct. 2021 The northbound stretch of a $45 million bridge replacement project in the Bangor area is almost finished. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 28 Sep. 2021 Rehabilitating or replacing three bridges over the northbound exit to Green Bay Road (mainline and exit ramp bridges). Eddie Morales, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 24 Sep. 2021 For example, campers have outnumbered campsites on the 78-mile stretch in Georgia, especially in the spring, when NoBos (northbound trekkers) set off for their months-long journey. Washington Post, 23 Sep. 2021 Police responded to a report of a two-car crash on the northbound freeway around 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 22, with the occupants of the at-fault vehicle fleeing on foot. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 11 Sep. 2021 According to police, a vehicle headed west on Randol Mill had been struck by a northbound vehicle on AT&T Way that ran a red light. Tom Steele, Dallas News, 7 Sep. 2021 Her car hit the Toyota and came to rest at the northbound shoulder, while the Toyota came to rest at the southbound shoulder. Lois K. Solomon,, 6 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of northbound

1823, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of northbound was in 1823

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15 Oct 2021

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“Northbound.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of northbound

: going or heading north


north·​bound | \ ˈnȯrth-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce northbound (audio) \

Kids Definition of northbound

: going north a northbound train

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