One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a ship or passenger) going away from home.‘they were outward bound for the Great Barrier Reef’‘an outward-bound crude oil carrier’
- ‘Hinkley thumped onto the deck of the nearest outward-bound ship.’
- ‘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.’
usually as modifier An organization that provides naval and adventure training and other outdoor activities for young people.
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