out·​ward-bound ˌau̇t-wərd-ˈbau̇nd How to pronounce outward-bound (audio)
: bound in an outward direction or to foreign parts
an outward-bound ship

Word History

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of outward-bound was in 1602

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Cite this Entry

“Outward-bound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outward-bound. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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