neap tide (nēp) Neap tides occur when the sun, moon, and earth form a right angle and the gravitational pull of the sun counteracts the pull of the moon. Precision Graphics n.
A tide that occurs when the difference between high and low tide is least; the lowest level of high tide. Neap tide comes twice a month, in the first and third quarters of the moon.
  [Middle English neep, from Old English nēp(flōd), neap (tide).]

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