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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

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

Origin

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

Antonym

spring tide

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