from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An excursion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An excursion, expedition, or foray: opposed to inroad.
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As he was speaking this, they perceived six hundred and threescore light horsemen, gallantly mounted, who made an outroad thither to see what ship it was that was newly arrived in the harbour, and came in a full gallop to take them if they had been able.
‘outroad’ (Holland) has disappeared; ‘levant’ lives, but ‘ponent’