a coastal breeze blowing at night from land to sea, caused by the difference in the rate of cooling of their respective surfaces.
The breeze that blows from the land toward the sea after sunset. The land cools more quickly than the ocean, cooling the air above it. The warmer air above the water continues to rise, and cooler air from over the land replaces it, creating a breeze. (Compare sea breeze.)
noun 1. Geology. an actual or hypothetical strip of land, subject to submergence, that connects adjacent continental landmasses and serves as a route of dispersal for plants and animals: a prehistoric land bridge between Asia and North America. 2. a transcontinental rail route between countries, as those in Europe and the Far East, considered faster […]
noun 1. a contract for the purchase and sale of land. 2. a contract in which a purchaser of real estate, upon making an initial payment, agrees to pay the seller stipulated amounts at specified intervals until the total purchase price is paid, the seller retaining legal title to the land as security for the […]
noun 1. any of several crabs, especially of the family Gecarcinidae, that live chiefly upon land, returning to the sea to breed. noun 1. any of various crabs, esp of the tropical family Gecarcinidae, that are adapted to a partly terrestrial life
noun 1. a member of any of several Dayak tribes of Sarawak and southwestern Borneo. Compare . 2. the Austronesian language of the Land Dayak.