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noun

a thermally produced wind blowing from a cool ocean surface onto adjoining warm land.

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Origin of sea breeze

First recorded in 1690–1700
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British Dictionary definitions for sea breeze

sea breeze

noun

a wind blowing from the sea to the land, esp during the day when the land surface is warmer
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Cultural definitions for sea breeze

sea breeze

The breeze that blows from the sea toward the land during the day, as air rising over the warmer land is replaced by cooler air from above the sea. (Compare land breeze.)

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