Definition of light breeze in US English:

light breeze


  • A wind of force 2 on the Beaufort scale (4–6 knots or 4.5-7 mph).

    • ‘Shown below is Wind Time Line bar and below that images of young Salix babylonica affected by light breeze, moderate breeze, and moderate gale, respectively.’
    • ‘At 11 we got a light breeze from the Southward, the boats came along side, and were hoisted up, the Ship having too much way to keep them ahead, The Enemy still in chase, and very near.’