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northbound

[ nawrth-bound ]
/ ˈnɔrθˌbaʊnd /
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adjective
going toward the north: northbound traffic.
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Origin of northbound

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; north + -bound2
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British Dictionary definitions for northbound

northbound
/ (ˈnɔːθˌbaʊnd) /

adjective
going or leading towards the north
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