from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A breeze that blows from the land toward open water.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A current of air setting from the land toward the sea; specifically, in meteorology, a regular night-wind on the coasts of continents and islands, which, with the returning sea-breeze of the day, constitutes a complete diurnal oscillation, due to the diurnal alternation of the temperature of the land above that of the adjacent ocean during the day and below it during the night.


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