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[stawrm-bound] /ˈstɔrmˌbaʊnd/
confined, detained, or isolated by storms:
a stormbound ship; a stormbound village.
Origin of stormbound
First recorded in 1820-30; storm + -bound1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • stormbound: that is what the Hygeia was—a winter resort without any doubt.

    Their Pilgrimage Charles Dudley Warner
  • A number of people who were stormbound saw them pass down the street and stop at your house.

    Dave Porter and His Double Edward Stratemeyer
  • Or, if you are lost or stormbound, my car is in the old barn and I will drive you anywhere that you say.

    The Thing from the Lake

    Eleanor M. Ingram
  • The hut of refuge was already full of stormbound peasants when he entered.

    The Book of Old English Ballads George Wharton Edwards
  • The travellers to the gold regions were stormbound at Lake Labarge for two days.

    To Alaska for Gold

    Edward Stratemeyer
British Dictionary definitions for stormbound


detained or harassed by storms
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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