sea breeze

noun
a thermally produced wind blowing from a cool ocean surface onto adjoining warm land.


Origin:
1690–1700

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sea breeze
 
n
a wind blowing from the sea to the land, esp during the day when the land surface is warmer

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sea breeze definition


The breeze that blows from the sea toward the land during the day, as air rising over the warmer land is replaced by cooler air from above the sea. (Compare land breeze.)

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Example sentences
If it's a marine subject, you feel the sea breeze and hear the surf.
Six radiantly painted villas ventilated by sea breeze.
Sea breeze for air conditioning, outdoorsy showers, handmade furnishings.
The area to its side is now a pleasant open space with stone benches and palm
  trees, cooled by the sea breeze.
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