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The definition of inbound is something that moves inward.
An example of inbound is the freeway that goes toward the city center.
Inbound traffic on a city freeway.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- traveling or going inward
- Basketball inbounds
, intransitive verb
Basketball to put (the ball) in play onto the court from out of bounds
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Bound inward; incoming: inbound commuter traffic.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
, in·bounds Basketball verb, transitive
To put (the ball) into play by passing it from out of bounds to a teammate on the court. verb, intransitive
To execute an inbounds pass.