To be knocked down for a crop; to be condemned to be hanged. Cropped, hanged.
sb. top, upper part of a tree, crop of cornVariants: croppe, croppes, pl., young shoots croppisEtymology: Anglo-Saxon crop
A nick name for a presbyterian: from their cropping their hair, which they trimmed close to a bowl-dish, placed as a guide on their heads; whence they were likewise called roundheads. See ROUNDHEADS.