Definition of water-bound in US English:

water-bound

adjective

  • 1Of a boat or its passengers: confined to or staying on the water; unable to reach the shore. Later also of a vehicle, mode of transport, etc.: that operates or is designed to be used (only) on the water; waterborne.

  • 2Confined or detained by water, especially floodwater.

  • 3Of clay, gravel, etc.: having the particles or grains bound by water; especially designating roads (typically of crushed stone or macadam) compacted by watering and rolling, without a bitumen or tar-based binder.

Origin

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From water + bound.

Pronunciation

water-bound

/ˈwɔːtəbaʊnd/