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Meaning of cropper

crop•per

Pronunciation: (krop'ur), [key]
— n.
  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. His big deal came a cropper.
    1. to fail; be struck by some misfortune:His big deal came a cropper.
    2. to fall headlong, esp. from a horse.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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