Pronunciation: (krop'ur), [key]
1. a person or thing that crops.
2. a person who raises a crop.
3. a person who cultivates land for its owner in return for part of the crop; sharecropper.
4. a plant that furnishes a crop.
5. a cloth-shearing machine.
6. come a cropper, Informal.
a. to fail; be struck by some misfortune: His big deal came a cropper.
b. to fall headlong, esp. from a horse.
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