Definition of Esperance doctor in English:

Esperance doctor

noun

Australian
  • A cool sea breeze.

    ‘the sand dunes have been pushed to fantastic heights by the unforgiving Esperance doctor’
    • ‘The Esperance Doctor was very chilly at night.’
    • ‘He followed up his study of the Canberra sea-breeze with one on the Esperance Doctor, which penetrates in as far as Kalgoorlie.’
    • ‘Occasionally, we would get mild relief from the endless days and nights of unbearable heat in the form of a late-afternoon breeze known as the “Esperance Doctor”.’
    • ‘The Esperance Doctor reaches the coast at about 8pm after any hot, almost windless day, and produces an immediate drop of temperature.’
    • ‘From the southern coastline originate the Esperance Doctor, which appears to travel far beyond the normal range of a sea-breeze.’

Origin

Early 20th century named after Esperance, a coastal town in Western Australia.

Pronunciation

Esperance doctor

/ˈɛspərəns ˌdɒktə/