south·​bound | \ ˈsau̇th-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce southbound (audio) \

Definition of southbound

: traveling or heading south

Examples of southbound in a Sentence

The southbound lanes are closed to traffic.
Recent Examples on the Web All of the southbound lanes were closed on the interstate, and there are delays, as investigators and cleanup crews are on the scene. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, "Part of I-270 closed after crash in Montgomery County," 4 Sep. 2020 All State Highway 360 southbound lanes between Brown Boulevard/Avenue K and Randol Mill Road in Arlington will be closed from 8 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday for signage removal. Brayden Garcia, Dallas News, "State Highway 360 lane closures in Arlington, plus other roadwork and traffic updates," 1 Sep. 2020 The Civic veered left, crossing into Airline Drive's southbound lanes before hitting several unoccupied cars in a parking lot. Michelle Hunter | Staff Writer,, "New Orleans woman killed in multi-car crash on Airline Drive in Metairie: State Police," 1 Sep. 2020 The southbound lanes also are snarled from a semi tractor-trailer crash in the same area earlier this morning. Jennifer Edwards Baker, The Enquirer, "Crashes close NB I-75 in Kenton County, reduce SB I-75 to single lane," 31 Aug. 2020 Investigators were called to the scene and determined that a southbound vehicle on Fourth Street had hit Thompson. Alana Minkler, The Arizona Republic, "Flagstaff man suspected of fatal hit-and-run arrested at repair shop," 5 Aug. 2020 Authorities said Martinez was a passenger in a vehicle traveling northbound on Bagley Road when a southbound vehicle veered into northbound lane and struck the vehicle in which Martinez was riding. Carol Robinson |, al, "Woman charged in DUI head-on crash that killed 76-year-old man, injured 2 others," 4 Aug. 2020 Mike Glider said followup reports indicate that Zsori, who was westbound on Coffee Road, drove passed a stop sign at the T-intersection and collided with a southbound vehicle on Racine Avenue at about 7:20 p.m. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Police ID the Waukesha woman who died over the weekend in a car crash in New Berlin," 4 Aug. 2020 Sunday, a pedestrian was crossing Federal Boulevard at West 60th Avenue, from west to east, when he was hit by a southbound vehicle, according to the State Patrol. Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post, "Investigators of fatal Adams County hit-and-run seek help," 6 May 2020

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First Known Use of southbound

1655, in the meaning defined above

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12 Sep 2020

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“Southbound.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of southbound

: going or heading south


south·​bound | \ ˈsau̇th-ˌbau̇nd How to pronounce southbound (audio) \

Kids Definition of southbound

: going south a southbound train

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