cropped surface

cropped surface

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.