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adjective Nautical.
  1. grounded until the next cycle of spring tides.
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Origin of neaped

First recorded in 1695–1705; neap1 + -ed3
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Examples from the Web for neaped

Historical Examples

  • A ship grounding in a very low tide (neap) is still said to be neaped.

    The Bruce

    John Barbour

  • A tide that neaped the frail bark of happiness high and dry upon the shores of black despair.

    The Shame of Motley

    Raphael Sabatini