Definition of Cotton gin

1. Noun. A machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers.

Exact synonyms: Gin
Generic synonyms: Machine
Derivative terms: Gin

Definition of Cotton gin

1. Noun. A machine used for separating cotton fibers from cotton seeds, etc. ¹

2. Noun. (slang) Any mechanism that separates one person from another, whether it be distance, time, or apathy ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cotton Gin

cotton-root bark
cotton-seed tree
cotton-wool patches
cotton-wool spots
cotton ball
cotton boll
cotton bolls
cotton bollworm
cotton cake
cotton candy
cotton cloth
cotton flannel
cotton gin (current term)
cotton gins
cotton mill
cotton mouse
cotton on
cotton plant
cotton rat
cotton reel
cotton rose
cotton rush
cotton stainer
cotton strain
cotton swab
cotton swabs

Literary usage of Cotton gin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Historical Review by American Historical Association (1898)
"THE story of the invention of the cotton gin by Eli Whitney, ... Instead, therefore, of the cotton gin being an original product of Whitney's brain, it was, ..."

2. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1847)
"THE American Journal of Science for 1832 contains a memoir of Eli Whitney, the inventor of the Cotton-Gin, which was prepared by Professor Olmsted, ..."

3. The Industrial Evolution of the United States by Carroll Davidson Wright (1897)
"... when mention was made of the difficulties of separating the fleece of the cotton plant from the seed * COTTON-GIN.—A machine used in separating the ..."

4. Cotton Ginners Handbook edited by W. S. Anthony, William D. Mayfield (1995)
"1983. Influence of the payment-in- kind program on ginning costs. cotton gin and Oil Mill Press 84:10-12. Anthony, W. Stanley, and William D. ..."

5. Poetry, Lyrical, Narrative and Satirical, of the Civil War by Richard Grant White (1866)
"THE UNIVERSAL COTTON-GIN. BY THE AUTHOR OF " COTTON STATES." HE journeyed all creation through, A pedlar's wagon trotting in; A haggard man of sallow hue, ..."

6. Cotton is King, and Pro-slavery Arguments: Comprising the Writings of by David Christy, Albert Taylor Bledsoe, Thornton Stringfellow, Robert Goodloe Harper, James Henry Hammond, Samuel Adolphus Cartwright, Charles Hodge (1860)
"... Cotton Mill—Exclusion of Slavery from NW Territory—Elements of Slavery expansion—cotton gin invented—Suppression of the Slave Trade—Cotton Manufactures ..."

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