Cropped surface | Article about cropped surface by The Free Dictionary
Any control surface, wing or tail, whose tip has been cut off diagonally at the Mach angle appropriate to the particular supersonic flight condition.
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Players like Alan Lawrence, Nicky Henderson and Martin Lauchlan rely on a cropped surface
to zip the ball about on.
Lewan (1993) measured evaporation from bare and cover cropped surfaces
during the winter in southwestern Sweden.