Definition of northbound
: traveling or headed north
Examples of northbound in a Sentence
The northbound lanes are closed.
Recent Examples of northbound from the Web
Passing motorists first spotted flames off northbound lanes near Interstate 8 about 7:45 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
DOT crews cleaned up the sludge from the northbound lanes so the highway could be reopened.
Northbound lanes were reopened shortly after 11 AM but some congestion and closures persist.
The Nissan was traveling south and veered into the northbound lane directly in the path of a 2012 Honda Pilot driven by Danny Hudson, 41, of Melbourne, Florida, according to the FHP.
Police said around 3 a.m. Sunday, a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier was northbound on Rim Road near Melmont Road when the vehicle left the roadway and rolled.
The full 26-mile course also loops around Seward Park and races over the northbound Alaskan Way Viaduct to Queen Anne Hill.
The man, driving a 2002 Ford F-150, was northbound on SR-67 just before 11:30 p.m. June 6 when his truck drifted over the double yellow lines and struck a 1993 GMC pickup truck, said CHP Officer Kevin Pearlstein.
Roneshia Shenae Murray, 33, died early Saturday when she was thrown from her motorcycle on I-50 northbound to the street below, according to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office.
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First Known Use of northbound
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Definition of northbound for English Language Learners
: going or heading north
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Definition of northbound for Students
: going north a northbound train
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