Neap

Adjective

  • 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.
  • (of a tide) Low; lowest; the ebb or lowest point of a tide.

Noun

  • Alternative form of neep
  • A neap tide.
  • The tongue or pole of a cart or other vehicle drawn by two animals.

Verb

  • 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.

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