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Headed out, as toward the open sea: an outward-bound tanker.


headed in an outward direction.
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Adj.1.outward-bound - that is going out or leaving; "the departing train"; "an outward journey"; "outward-bound ships"
outgoing - leaving a place or a position; "an outgoing steamship"
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muttered Ahab; then aloud, Thou art a full ship and homeward bound, thou sayest; well, then, call me an empty ship, and outward-bound.
And meantime the outward-bound ships passed, running through our humiliated ranks under all the canvas they could show.
From two days to a week saw the end of their money and saw them being carted by the boarding-house masters on board outward-bound ships.
We were now bound to the Gulf of Persia, and from thence to the coast of Coromandel, only to touch at Surat; but the chief of the supercargo's design lay at the Bay of Bengal, where, if he missed his business outward-bound, he was to go out to China, and return to the coast as he came home.