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light breeze

noun, Meteorology.
1.
a wind of 4–7 miles per hour (2–3 m/sec).
Compare breeze1 (def 2).
Origin of light breeze
1795-1805
First recorded in 1795-1805
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  • We soon got at work, and began to work down to the mouth of the haven, with a light breeze.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • It rose straight up, tilting and swaying in the light breeze.

  • The sails, in that light breeze, made but a faint fluttering noise.

    The Secret Sharer Joseph Conrad
  • She saw that it caught the light breeze, and this was all she cared for.

    Romola George Eliot
  • The sun was on her face and she welcomed it, and a light breeze stirred her hair.

    Country Neighbors

    Alice Brown
  • There was only a light breeze, and The Sieve was hardly moving.

    The Old Tobacco Shop William Bowen
  • A light breeze at daybreak enabled the frigate to come up with her.

    Tales of the Sea W.H.G. Kingston
  • The next morning we got a light breeze, which enabled us to steer our course.

    Paddy Finn W. H. G. Kingston
  • We had a light breeze, and at once began to beat up after them.

    Peter Trawl W. H. G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for light breeze

light breeze

noun
1.
a very light wind of force two on the Beaufort scale
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