neap tide


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neap tide

either of the two tides that occur at the first or last quarter of the moon when the tide-generating forces of the sun and moon oppose each other and produce the smallest rise and fall in tidal level
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neap tide

(neep) See tides.
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neap tide

[′nēp ‚tīd]
(oceanography)
Tide of decreased range occurring about every 2 weeks when the moon is in quadrature, that is, during its first and last quarter. Also known as neaps.
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