from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A wind with a speed of from 1 to 3 miles (2 to 5 kilometers) per hour, according to the Beaufort scale.
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- n. A light wind with wind speed between 0,3 and 1,5 m/s; a Force 1 wind strength on the Beaufort scale.
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- n. wind moving 1-3 knots; 1 on the Beaufort scale
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'Yesterday, being becalmed, a large canoe, passing (for there was occasionally a light air from the north) from Nupani to Santa Cruz, came near us.
We drew abreast the Head and I put her on another compass course; the wind was steadying down into the east, a light air to the heated land.