adjective Nautical.

grounded until the next cycle of spring tides.

Origin of neaped

First recorded in 1695–1705; neap1 + -ed3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for neaped

Historical Examples of neaped

  • 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