upbound

adjective

Definition of upbound

: traveling or leading in a direction that is regarded as up upbound freighters upbound shipping lanes

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History and Etymology for upbound

up entry 1 + bound

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“Upbound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/upbound. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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