southbound

[south-bound]

Origin of southbound

First recorded in 1880–85; south + -bound2
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Contemporary Examples of southbound

  • Southbound Route 95 congestion is expected to increase, so we recommend that drivers consider alternate routes.

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Historical Examples of southbound


British Dictionary definitions for southbound

southbound

adjective
  1. going or leading towards the south
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Word Origin and History for southbound
adj.

1872, originally in railroading, from south + bound (adj.2).

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