neap

1
[ neep ]

adjective
  1. designating tides midway between spring tides that attain the least height.

noun
  1. neap tide.

Origin of neap

1
before 900; Middle English neep,Old English nēp-, in nēpflōd neap tide

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neap2
[ neep ]

nounNew England.
  1. the pole or tongue of a cart, wagon, etc., drawn by two animals side by side.

Origin of neap

2
1545–55 origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for neap

neap

/ (niːp) /


adjective
  1. of, relating to, or constituting a neap tide

noun
  1. short for neap tide

Origin of neap

1
Old English, as in nēpflōd neap tide, of uncertain origin

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