Definition of inbound in English:

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inbound

Pronunciation: /ˈɪnbaʊnd/

adjective& adverb

Travelling towards a particular place, especially when returning to the original point of departure: [as adjective]: inbound traffic [as adverb]: we have three enemy planes inbound on bearing two ninety
More example sentences
  • One inbound and return flight to Heathrow was cancelled but other delays were kept to a minimum.
  • I decided that at some point we would have to bail out and return on the next inbound car.
  • Those lanes had been carrying inbound traffic during the latest phase of the Fort Pitt Bridge and Tunnels reconstruction project.

verb

[with object] Basketball
Throw (the ball) from out of bounds, putting it into play: Ohio State inbounded the ball against the swarming defenders
More example sentences
  • The most common event is inbounding the ball, either from the baseline or the sideline.
  • With 10 seconds to play in OT and the Heat down two, Miami inbounded the ball.
  • In the end, the Heat inbounded the ball with less than three seconds left, and the score tied.

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