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Neap Tide

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noun - Neap tide is a tide that occurs twice a month, in the first and third quarters of the moon, when the difference between high and low tide is least. It is a small tide range, occurring at the first and third quarters of the moon, when the gravitational pull of the sun opposes that of the moon.

Usage[edit]

The channel swimmer decided to go on a neap tide due to the availability of the escort boat.

Origin[edit]

Middle English neep, from Old English np(fld), neap (tide).

Antonym[edit]

spring tide

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