from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A tide that occurs when the difference between high and low tide is least. Neap tide comes twice a month, in the first and third quarters of the moon.
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- noun The
tidewhich occursjust after the firstand third quartersof the moon, when there is least difference between high tide and low tide.
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- noun a less than average tide occurring at the first and third quarters of the moon
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Middle English neep, from Old English nēp(flōd), neap (tide).]
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