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Do we just say ‘sea wind’? ‘Sea wind’ seems very weird and unsophisticated. I am wondering if there's a specific word for "sea wind" or any wind related to the sea or ocean.

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    Amazing! Though English-speaking sailors have been remarkably prolific in cmoing up with all sorts of nautical jargon, there doesn't seem to be a single word for "onshore wind", which you would think is something of importance because it's the one condition that makes it hard to sail out of a bay.
    – Kaz
    May 24 '20 at 19:26
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Do we just say sea wind? Sea wind seems very weird and unsophisticated. I am wondering if there's a specific word for "sea wind" or any wind related to the sea or ocean.

The wind that comes from the sea is called sea breeze.

Sea breeze: a light, cool wind blowing from the sea onto the land - Cambridge English Dictionary

The wind that comes from the ocean is called ocean breeze.

There are lots of synonyms of sea breeze including zephyr, gust, waft, flurry etc.

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  • Hm, actually, a light wind that comes from the ocean is also called a sea breeze. If "breeze" would be a serious understatement, then you just call it "wind".
    – Martha
    May 24 '20 at 18:40
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    None of those synonyms seem to be specific to sea breezes. (While ‘waft’ does have a specific nautical meaning, it's nothing to do with wind. Neither is ‘flurry’.)
    – gidds
    May 24 '20 at 21:38
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We can say ‘sea breeze’ or ‘onshore breeze’.

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