light air

noun

Definition of light air 

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

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Usually, on this race the wind eases up after the sun sets, with light air racing through the night, just trying your best to keep the boat moving. Michael Lawler, latimes.com, "Newport to Ensenada is about boats, crew, course and those after-race margaritas," 24 Apr. 2018 Runners-Up: Tommy John’s nylon-and-spandex light Air Trunk (which also has a horizontal fly) was noticeably breathable, but the fabric was a little wispy. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "The Best Men’s Underwear for Your Budget: We Tested 45 Kinds," 6 Mar. 2018 In many ways, Reynolds was aided by the light air in Denver. Terry Pluto, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Indians Scribbles: Looking for a hitter -- Terry Pluto (video)," 20 Dec. 2017

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1769, in the meaning defined above

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