light air

  1. a wind of 1–3 miles per hour (0.5–1.3 meters per second).

Origin of light air

First recorded in 1795–1805

Words Nearby light air Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use light air in a sentence

  • Under the light air the vessel was making about three knots.

    South American Fights and Fighters | Cyrus Townsend Brady
  • What could our utmost efforts accomplish in overtaking a ship, her sails filled even with the light air then blowing?

    Peter the Whaler | W.H.G. Kingston
  • Miss Cox's Mliss did the better of the two, the Troublesome not being a morsel of use except in light air.

  • The evening was delightfully calm, and the light air from the limpid water fresh and soothing.

    The Last of the Mohicans | James Fenimore Cooper
  • In vain he turned either cheek toward the light air; they felt equally cool.

    The Last of the Mohicans | James Fenimore Cooper

British Dictionary definitions for light air

light air

  1. very light air movement of force one on the Beaufort scale

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