neap tide

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a tide which occurs at the first and last quarters of the Moon, when the difference between high and low water is less than usual.

Astronomy

  • Tide at the Moon’s first or third quarter, when the lunar and solar tides do not add up, and so is lower than spring tides

Travel

  • noun a tide which occurs at the first and last quarters of the moon, when the difference between high and low water is less than normal
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