Definition of outward-bound in English:




  • (of a ship or passenger) going away from home or point of origin.

    ‘an outward-bound crude oil carrier’
    • ‘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.’