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  1. proceeding or headed west.
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Origin of westbound

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; west + -bound2
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Related Words for westbound

westerly, westward, westbound, westernmost

Examples from the Web for westbound

Historical Examples of westbound

  • In the morning the yard was nearly cleared of westbound tonnage.

    Whispering Smith

    Frank H. Spearman

  • Jean's friend had lost his wife and child on a westbound train.

  • After finishing the town, I learned that the westbound train was not due for an hour.

  • Some applied only to westbound business, others to eastbound traffic.

  • Eastbound and westbound tracks and trains are unknown in England.

    The American Language

    Henry L. Mencken

British Dictionary definitions for westbound


  1. going or leading towards the west
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