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[in-bound] /ˈɪnˈbaʊnd/
inward bound:
inbound ships.
Origin of inbound
First recorded in 1890-95; in-1 + -bound2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He reassured her, remembering his inbound trip five years ago.

    The Colors of Space Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • One was located to catch the inbound from the west; the other, those from the east.

    The Preacher of Cedar Mountain Ernest Thompson Seton
  • I am sending this via the Rotterdam, inbound, and our office will forward it to you.

    T. Haviland Hicks Senior J. Raymond Elderdice
  • Obviously they spent their lives in meeting notorieties on inbound steamers, and made naught of it.

    Your United States Arnold Bennett
  • At the thirty thousand-foot level they passed an inbound Oriental & Western liner, bringing the night mail from China.

    The Golden Amazons of Venus John Murray Reynolds
  • The sudden appearance of an inbound steamer out of a haze that had arisen to the east necessitated immediate full speed.

    The Wreck of the Titan Morgan Robertson
  • This abandonment sometimes aroused the wrath of the passengers on the inbound convoy.

    The Victory At Sea William Sowden Sims
  • We were one of a group of American destroyers convoying a fleet of inbound British merchant steamers.

    The U-boat hunters

    James B. Connolly
  • The California and the Stockholm, with passengers on board and inbound, were delayed by the storm and will reach port to-day.

    News Writing M. Lyle Spencer
British Dictionary definitions for inbound


coming in; inward bound: an inbound ship
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for inbound

1857, "homeward," from in + bound (adj.2). Originally of ships.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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