cotton gin

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cotton gin

n.
A machine that separates the seeds, seed hulls, and other small objects from the fibers of cotton.

cot′ton gin`


n.
a machine for separating the fibers of cotton from the seeds.
Also called gin.
[1790–1800, Amer.]
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Noun1.cotton gin - a machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fiberscotton gin - a machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers
machine - any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
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He had invented a machine for the cleaning of the hemp, which, considering the education and circumstances of the inventor, displayed quite as much mechanical genius as Whitney's cotton-gin.
Well, they were actually burning pellets made of cotton-gin waste in two commercial pellet stoves near their experimental cotton gin.
The pellet mill presses the cotton-gin trash and other ingredients into pellets that are about 1/4 inch wide and 1/2 to 1 inch long.