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[weth -er-bound] /ˈwɛð ərˌbaʊnd/
delayed or shut in by bad weather.
Origin of weather-bound
First recorded in 1580-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The object of the expedition was to destroy the navy at weather-bound.

    Sir Walter Ralegh William Stebbing
  • We don't often let ourselves be weather-bound, and I am not going to begin it to-day.

    Tales of Daring and Danger George Alfred Henty
  • No doubt a traveller, weather-bound like himself at the inn.

    The Marriage of William Ashe Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Why you might be weather-bound or kept there for a month, and what shall I do then?

    Station Amusements Lady Barker
  • The sheltered nook we sought already contained a weather-bound vessel.

    Ti-Ping Tien-Kwoh Augustus F. Lindley
  • By ill luck, a party of gendarmes were in the village, weather-bound on their way from Latsch.

    Vassall Morton Francis Parkman
  • Gradually, as the time wore along, one annoying fact was borne in upon my understanding—that we were weather-bound.

  • Here, greatly to my disgust, we lay the best part of a week, with a number of other weather-bound vessels.

    Paddy Finn W. H. G. Kingston
  • It is not exactly the port in which one would choose to be weather-bound, but we may be thankful if we get there.

  • Nor was the society offered by the residents in the hotel, weather-bound like herself, of a specially enlivening description.

British Dictionary definitions for weather-bound


(of a vessel, aircraft, etc) delayed by bad weather
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