Definition of Neap tide
1. Noun. A less than average tide occurring at the first and third quarters of the moon.
Definition of Neap tide
1. Noun. The tide which occurs when the Moon is in its first and third quarter; the effects of the Sun and Moon being partially cancelled out this type of tide is of minimum range. ¹
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Literary usage of Neap tide
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1. The American Coast Pilot: Containing the Courses and Distances Between the by Edmund March Blunt (1822)
"NB The tide flows SSW rises 18 or 19 feet spring, and 10 at neap tide;. Directions for sailing up the River St. Lawrence. From the NW end of Anticosti lo ..."
2. Scientific Papers by George Howard Darwin, Francis Darwin, Ernest William Brown (1907)
"Spring rise is the average height between low and high water marks at spring tide ; neap rise the average height between high water-mark at neap tide and ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The height between mean high-water mark of neap tide and mean low-water mark at spring tide is called the neap rise, and is equal to 2Hm. The mean height at ..."
4. Historical Records of New South Wales by Frank Murcott Bladen, New South Wales (1896)
"The ri«e of the neap-tide here is about 20, and ^^ », and the banks are so low and thickly covered by mangroves that it 1802 lie spring-tide 30 feet. ..."
5. The Geography of the Heavens: And Class-book of Astronomy : Accompanied by a by Elijah Hinsdale Burritt, Hiram Mattison (1860)
"Finally, at the third quarter, the Sun and Mioon act against each other again, and the second neap tide is the result. Thus we have two spring and two neap ..."
6. The Encyclopædia of Geography: Comprising a Complete Description of the by Hugh Murray, William Wallace, Robert Jameson, William Jackson Hooker, William Swainson, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1837)
"At Brest the medium spring tide is about 19 feet, and the medium neap tide about 9 feet Effect in different hemispheres. Let us next suppose the sun and ..."