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’
- ‘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.’
usually as modifier An organization that provides naval and adventure training and other outdoor activities for young people.
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