Meaning of “close-cropped” in the English Dictionary


"close-cropped" in English

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uk /ˌkləʊsˈkrɒpt/ us /ˌkloʊsˈkrɑːpt/

Examples from literature

  • A fur-coated man with a dark close-cropped beard was leaning over the rail beside him. 
  • All he saw was the back of a fair head, close-cropped. 
  • His face was brown, as though from hot suns, his close-cropped hair was silver-grey, and he had the bold, clear-cut features of a man quick to make up his mind and accustomed to command. 
  • His once close-cropped blond hair was beginning to grow shaggy around the edges, and with the hat pulled low over his forehead, he might have been another person entirely. 
  • It opened its social gates to him and shut him in on a close-cropped, formal lawn with the select herd of ruminants. 
  • Manning sat back, a large man with close-cropped dark hair and heavy features. 

(Definition of “close-cropped” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)