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gravity wind

[ wind ]
/ wɪnd /

noun

a light wind directed downslope, occurring at night because of the cooling and densification of the air near the ground.

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Nearby words

gravity meter, gravity platform, gravity railroad, gravity scale, gravity wave, gravity wind, gravlax, gravol, gravure, gravy, gravy boat

Origin of gravity wind

First recorded in 1925–30
Also called drainage wind.
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