light air


: wind having a speed of 1 to 3 miles (about 1 to 5 kilometers) per hour see Beaufort Scale Table

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Look at ultra-light air pads or light-weight self-inflating pads. Leslie Hsu Oh, Travel + Leisure, 16 Feb. 2023 The light air traffic in Western outposts such as Wichita, Kansas; Walla Walla, Washington; and Dillingham, Alaska keep it on time almost all the time; only two of the 10 U.S. airports with the worst on-time stats are in the West. cleveland, 17 Apr. 2022 Denver may experience some light air delays due to snow showers in the area. NBC News, 22 Nov. 2021 The wind speed is 0.5 meters per second which is considered to be light air on the Beaufort scale. USA Today, 17 Mar. 2021 Each room also will have state-of-the-art amenities, including smart TVs, Lutron lighting that allows guests to customize privacy settings with the touch of a button and UV light air purification systems that eliminate airborne pathogens. Jennifer Kester, Forbes, 4 Mar. 2021 Neither the light air of Coors Field nor the questions about his durability had any negative effect on my evaluation of Walker’s Hall of Fame credentials. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, 21 Jan. 2020 The ultraviolet light air filtration system is made by Aerus Enterprise Solutions in Dallas, Texas. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 23 May 2020 For example walking after a run, pace reduction after walking, light air-boxing and knee raises. Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, 30 Mar. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of light air was in 1831

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Cite this Entry

“Light air.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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