outward-bound

[ out-werd-bound ]
/ ˈaʊt wərdˈbaʊnd /

adjective

headed in an outward direction, as toward foreign ports: We passed an outward-bound ship as we came into the harbor.

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Origin of outward-bound

First recorded in 1595–1605

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Outward Bound

noun

a play (1923) by Sutton Vane.
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Outward Bound

noun

trademark (in Britain) a scheme to provide adventure training for young people
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