Origin of weather-bound

First recorded in 1580–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for weather-bound

Historical Examples of weather-bound

  • The object of the expedition was to destroy the navy at Weather-bound.

    Sir Walter Ralegh

    William Stebbing

  • We don't often let ourselves be weather-bound, and I am not going to begin it to-day.

    Tales of Daring and Danger

    George Alfred Henty

  • No doubt a traveller, weather-bound like himself at the inn.

  • Why you might be weather-bound or kept there for a month, and what shall I do then?

  • The sheltered nook we sought already contained a weather-bound vessel.

    Ti-Ping Tien-Kwoh

    Augustus F. Lindley

British Dictionary definitions for weather-bound


  1. (of a vessel, aircraft, etc) delayed by bad weather
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