land breeze definition

  • noun:
    • very simple that hits from the land toward open liquid.
    • a wind blowing from the land, generally through the night.
    • See under Breeze.
    • A current of environment setting from land toward the ocean; especially, in meteorology, a frequent night-wind from the coasts of continents and countries, which, utilizing the returning sea-breeze of day, constitutes an entire diurnal oscillation, as a result of diurnal alternation associated with the heat regarding the land above that the adjacent sea during the day and below it at night time.

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