neap tide

noun

Definition of neap tide

: a tide of minimum range occurring at the first and the third quarters of the moon

First Known Use of neap tide

1548, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of neap tide was in 1548

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“Neap tide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neap%20tide. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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