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neap

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[ neep ]
/ nip /
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adjective
designating tides midway between spring tides that attain the least height.
noun
neap tide.
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Origin of neap

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

Other definitions for neap (2 of 2)

neap2
[ neep ]
/ nip /

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

Origin of neap

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1545–55 origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for neap

neap
/ (niːp) /

adjective
of, relating to, or constituting a neap tide
noun
short for neap tide

Word Origin for neap

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