(Of a ship or passenger) going away from home: they were outward bound for the Great Barrier Reef
More example sentences
- After July 7, passport checks were set up at ports for all outward-bound passengers in order to ensure that terror suspects were not trying to flee the country so as to escape justice.
- Hinkley thumped onto the deck of the nearest outward-bound ship.
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Definition of outward bound in:
- The US English dictionary