land wind


Origin of land wind

First recorded in 1590–1600 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for land wind

Historical Examples of land wind

  • A question arose in the boat as to whether or not the land-wind was blowing.

  • The breeze had died away at sunrise; and in the interval before the land-wind should spring up there was almost a dead calm.

  • After the land-wind was spent, which we had at south-east and south-south-east, the seabreeze came up at east.

  • It was between eight and nine; the land-wind had died away, and the sea-breeze had not set in—there was not a breath stirring.

    Tom Cringle's Log

    Michael Scott

  • With the first of the land-wind in the evening we set sail before it and steered across for Bianca.