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cotton gin

Syllabification: cot·ton gin

Definition of cotton gin in English:

noun

A machine for separating cotton from its seeds.
Example sentences
  • After harvest, the whole kenaf plant is processed in a fiber separator similar to a cotton gin.
  • The focus on textiles takes students from the cotton gin on through to nylon stockings.
  • For several hundred years, the great innovations in science, technology and engineering - the wheel, the bellows, the cotton gin - were focused on reducing the amount of backbreaking labor humans must endure.

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