Meaning of “cotton gin” in the English Dictionary


"cotton gin" in English

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cotton ginnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒt.ən ˌdʒɪn/ us /ˈkɑː.t̬ən ˌdʒɪn/

Examples from literature

  • It was dusk before we got within sight of the grist mill and cotton gin. 
  • On the Miller plantation there was a cotton gin. 
  • The influence of the horse reaper on our political history, therefore, is as important as the influence of the steam locomotive or of the cotton gin. 
  • The invention of the cotton gin and textile machinery created a market for cotton which the planters, with all their skill and energy, could hardly supply. 
  • Yet all the time the South was growing richer because of the cotton gin. 

(Definition of “cotton gin” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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