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[eest-bound] /ˈistˌbaʊnd/
traveling, proceeding, or headed east:
an eastbound train.
Origin of eastbound
An Americanism dating back to 1875-80; east + -bound2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Pete settled back in the eastbound Rocketjet with a sigh of resignation.

    PRoblem Alan Edward Nourse
  • Once more the eastbound trains and highways clogged with refugees.

  • Blake was eastbound on his way to St. Louis one hour after the receipt of this wire.

    The Shadow Arthur Stringer
  • Some applied only to westbound business, others to eastbound traffic.

  • The volume of eastbound tonnage was enormous in the early eighties.

  • eastbound and westbound tracks and trains are unknown in England.

    The American Language Henry L. Mencken
  • They were just in time to see him board an eastbound train as it pulled out.

British Dictionary definitions for eastbound


going or leading towards the east
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