follow Dictionary.com

It’s about time. We are now on Instagram!

land breeze

noun
1.
a coastal breeze blowing at night from land to sea, caused by the difference in the rate of cooling of their respective surfaces.
Also called land wind.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
land-breeze in Culture

land breeze definition


The breeze that blows from the land toward the sea after sunset. The land cools more quickly than the ocean, cooling the air above it. The warmer air above the water continues to rise, and cooler air from over the land replaces it, creating a breeze. (Compare sea breeze.)

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for land breeze

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for land

5
7
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with land-breeze