neaped

[ neept ]
/ nipt /

adjective Nautical.

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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Example sentences from the Web for neaped

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

    The Bruce|John Barbour