Entry from British & World English dictionary
Scraps of waste cotton yarn, used typically to clean machinery.
- Indonesian exports to Egypt are mainly wood and paper products, crude palm oil and textiles, while Egyptian exports to Indonesia are mainly cotton waste, dates and fertilizer.
- One cargo of barytes and one of cotton waste had been shipped from the port and the first of the season's cargoes of potatoes were being assembled at the docks.
- He has three men at work on the deck, and with a chisel, they are hammering little bits of cotton waste into the tiny spaces between the beams that form the deck.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: cot¦ton waste
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.