Definitions for "Solano"
A hot, oppressive wind which sometimes blows in the Mediterranean, particularly on the eastern coast of Spain.
A southeasterly or easterly wind on the southeast coast of Spain in summer; usually an extension of the sirocco. It is hot and humid and sometimes brings rain; when dry it is dusty. Compare solaire.
The Solano was a large railroad ferryboat which operated across the Carquinez Strait between Benicia and Port Costa in California. It was constructed and operated by the Central Pacific Railroad to ferry entire trains on the Central Pacific transcontinental line to and from the San Francisco Bay Area. Before its sister ship, the Contra Costa, was constructed, the Solano was the largest ferryboat ever built.