light air


Definition of light air

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

Examples of light air in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Kiszla: Wearing SpongeBob shirt, goofball Larry Walker finally kicks down door to Hall of Fame," 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, "Oregon winery deploys ultraviolet light technology in coronavirus battle," 23 May 2020 For example walking after a run, pace reduction after walking, light air-boxing and knee raises. Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, "Working Out From Home: Safety tips from athletic trainers for exercising while staying home," 30 Mar. 2020 Pelican’s new Long/Deep line of protective polymer satchels in the lighter Air Case line will see quadruple duty. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "The Best New Camping Gear of the Year," 7 Apr. 2020 Monday is the lightest air travel day compared with others surrounding the holiday. Editors, USA TODAY, "Chinese woman convicted of trespassing at Mar-a-Lago faces sentencing, Thanksgiving travel: 5 things to know Monday," 25 Nov. 2019 The air pressure all around the vortex forces the hot, light air within the core upward. Jason M. Forthofer, Scientific American, "Can Scientists Predict Fire Tornadoes?," 20 Nov. 2019 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,, "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

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First Known Use of light air

1769, in the meaning defined above

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“Light air.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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