sharecrop

[shair-krop]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), sharecropped, sharecropping.
to farm as a sharecropper.

Origin:
1865–70, Americanism; back formation from sharecropper

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sharecrop (ˈʃɛəˌkrɒp)
 
vb , -crops, -cropping, -cropped
chiefly (US) to cultivate (farmland) as a sharecropper

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Example sentences
Sharecrop agreements with local farmers help provide food and cover for wildlife.
Sharecrop agreements with local farmers help provide food for wildlife.
Others moved here from a tenant or sharecrop farm because the project offered a chance to build a farm of their own.
Reviewed and approved various sharecrop, grazing, and other interagency management agreements.
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