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light air

noun, Meteorology.
a wind of 1–3 miles per hour (0.5–1.3 m/sec).
Origin of light air
First recorded in 1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Under the light air the vessel was making about three knots.

    South American Fights and Fighters

    Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • The sea was as smooth as glass, and only a light air was blowing.

    "Old Mary" Louis Becke
  • "There are certain financial matters," he said, with a light air.

    The Secret House Edgar Wallace
  • One stands at the window, looking, with a light air of challenge, at Paris.

    Nights in London

    Thomas Burke
  • There was a light air from the southward, and there was not a cloud in the sky.

    Peter Trawl W. H. G. Kingston
  • There was but a light air from the southward, insufficient to enable her get under way.

    The Three Admirals W.H.G. Kingston
  • The mist had shaken itself and rolled on before a light air that was coming.

    Sea Stories Various
  • They trembled and shook in the light air like a drift of wind-blown snow.

    The Second Fiddle Phyllis Bottome
  • At 10 A.M. after a deal of rain a light air sprung up at north.

  • He walked away to the further end of the deck, whistling a light air.

    A Life For a Love L. T. Meade
British Dictionary definitions for light air

light air

very light air movement of force one on the Beaufort scale
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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