from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A breeze that blows from the land toward open water.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a wind blowing from the land, generally at night.
- n. See under Breeze.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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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The land breeze strengthened in a last effort, and the Wonder, slipping swiftly through the water, ranged alongside the Kauri and began to go by.