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  1. traveling or affording passage toward the north or in a direction regarded as up: an upbound freighter; the upbound lane of a highway.
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Origin of upbound

First recorded in 1880–85; up- + bound4
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Historical Examples

  • The nine forty-five was the upbound train to Cranston, the state capital.

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