traveling, proceeding, or headed east: an eastbound train.

Origin of eastbound

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; east + -bound2
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Contemporary Examples of eastbound

Historical Examples of eastbound

  • Pete settled back in the Eastbound Rocketjet with a sigh of resignation.


    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.

British Dictionary definitions for eastbound



going or leading towards the east
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