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Definition of "neap" []

  • The tongue or pole of a cart or other vehicle drawn by two animals. (noun)
  • A neap tide. (noun)
  • Designating a tide which occurs just after the first and third quarters of the moon, when there is least difference between high tide and low tide. (adjective)
  • To trap a ship (or ship and crew) in water too shallow to move, due to the smaller tidal range occurring in a period of neap tides. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "neap" in a sentence
  • "On the other hand, when the sun is so placed as to give us a low tide while the moon is producing a high tide, the net result that we actually experience is merely the excess of the lunar tide over the solar tide; these are what we call neap tides."
  • "These events are called neap tides and they occur during the first and last quarter of the moon."
  • "a little too softly, and then we get what are called neap-tides; but nearly always he is careful, because of the Eldest Magician."
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