Definition of neap
- neap Noun The tongue or pole of a cart or other vehicle drawn by two animals.
- neap Noun A neap tide.
- neap Adjective Designating a tide which occurs just after the first and third quarters of the moon, when there is least difference between high tide and low tide.
- neap Verb To trap a ship (or ship and crew) in water too shallow to move from due to the smaller tidal range occurring in a period of neap tides.