Definition of northbound in English:

northbound

adjective

  • Travelling or leading towards the north.

    ‘northbound traffic’
    • ‘One lane of the northbound carriageway was closed while emergency services dealt with the accident.’
    • ‘He then lost control of the vehicle, drove down through the ditch and back up, right into the northbound lanes on Highway 12.’
    • ‘Options studied include restricting southbound vehicles to the present bridge and northbound traffic to the new crossing.’
    • ‘A new merge lane for northbound traffic turning onto the Pacific Highway is also expected to be completed by the end of the month.’
    • ‘A minibus taxi overturned on Hospital Bend, where northbound lanes were awash in a river of brown, silt-laden water.’
    • ‘At lunchtime the bridge was clear southbound and there were only minor delays on the northbound carriageway.’
    • ‘The first part will involve northbound traffic being diverted from the Hopton roundabout through the Hopton Industrial Estate.’
    • ‘Traffic using the northbound diversion will be given priority for the right turn in front of the town hall and into Kingsbury Street.’
    • ‘On Monday I witnessed three cyclists exiting the northbound cycle lane on Stricklandgate in quick succession.’
    • ‘Police, travelling in the northbound lane noticed the fight and went to investigate.’
    • ‘At least half that number is expected to take to the N9 northbound lane on Saturday.’
    • ‘He passed a northbound tractor trailer moving slowly in the northbound lane with its right hand turn signal on.’
    • ‘A contra-flow system was implemented in the northbound lane within half an hour.’
    • ‘The outside lane of the northbound carriageway was closed for half an hour while recovery teams cleared away the debris.’
    • ‘Delays were expected as recovery teams were working to remove one vehicle from two lanes of the northbound carriageway today.’
    • ‘A similar operation was carried out on the northbound carriageway in 1998, causing major traffic queues.’
    • ‘In October, drivers sat in traffic jams and the northbound lanes of the M271 were blocked after a lorry went over on its side during morning rush hour.’
    • ‘The junction, just south of Tewkesbury allows access only to northbound traffic and an exit for southbound.’
    • ‘The situation will be reversed next year while the northbound carriageway is resurfaced.’
    • ‘All but one of the four northbound motorway lanes had to be closed down for several hours creating jams and tailbacks.’

Pronunciation

northbound

/ˈnɔːθbaʊnd/