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

  • noun A cool breeze blowing from the sea toward the land.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A breeze blowing from the sea toward the land; specifically, in meteorology, a diurnal breeze felt near the sea-coast, setting in from the sea about 10 a. m., reaching its greatest strength from 2 to 3 p. m., and dying away about sunset.

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  • noun a cooling breeze from the sea (during the daytime)


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