Definition of southbound
: traveling or heading south
Examples of southbound in a Sentence
The southbound lanes are closed to traffic.
Recent Examples of southbound from the Web
Following the closure, southbound lanes will be reduced from five to three for a two-month period.
The storms were focused along a southbound cold front that is expected to pass the Chicago area Friday.
At about 12:30 p.m., the Metropolitan Area Transportation Operations Coordination Program tweeted that southbound lanes of the road were closed near Key Bridge and that delays stretched about two miles.
The southbound section of the A9 highway has been closed as fire trucks, ambulances, rescue workers, and police converged on the area.
The shooting happened at 5:31 p.m. Wednesday in the southbound lane of Route 100 approaching Route 202, according to police.
The accident was reported just after 6:30 a.m. in the southbound lane of I-45 when the18-wheeler carrying the pigs tipped onto its side, police said.
A rollover crash blocked all southbound lanes of Interstate 5 Thursday morning in downtown Seattle near Seneca Street, according to the Washington Department of Transportation.
Scattered debris from the wreckage prompted officers to close northbound as well as southbound lanes.
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First Known Use of southbound
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Definition of southbound for English Language Learners
: going or heading south
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Definition of southbound for Students
: going south a southbound train
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