cotton gin
noun Date: 1796 a machine that separates the seeds, hulls, and foreign material from cotton

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  • Cotton gin — Cotton Cot ton (k[o^]t t n), n. [F. coton, Sp. algodon the cotton plant and its wool, coton printed cotton, cloth, fr. Ar. qutun, alqutun, cotton wool. Cf. {Acton}, {Hacqueton}.] 1. A soft, downy substance, resembling fine wool, consisting of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cotton gin — n [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: gin machine 1300 1400 From Old French engin engine ] a machine that separates the seeds of a cotton plant from the cotton …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cotton gin — ☆ cotton gin n. [see GIN2] a machine for separating cotton fibers from the seeds …   English World dictionary

  • Cotton Gin —   [ kɔtn dʒɪn, englisch], von E. Whitney 1793 erfundenes einfaches Gerät, das durch Entkernung der kurzfaserigen amerikanischen Baumwolle deren Verarbeitung und damit ihren Anbau rentabel machte und somit die Voraussetzung für die Ausbreitung der …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Cotton gin — Eli Whitney s cotton gin patent, March 14, 1794 …   Wikipedia

  • cotton gin — noun a machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers • Syn: ↑gin • Derivationally related forms: ↑gin (for: ↑gin) • Hypernyms: ↑machine * * * noun, pl ⋯ gins [cou …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cotton Gin — Patent für Cotton Gin vom 14. März 1794 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cotton gin — a machine for separating the fibers of cotton from the seeds. [1790 1800, Amer.] * * * Machine for cleaning cotton of its seeds. The design that became standard was invented in the U.S. by Eli Whitney in 1793. The mechanization of spinning in… …   Universalium

  • Cotton gin — Le Cotton gin, inventé en 1793 en Georgie par l américain Eli Whitney, est une machine égreneuse, pour séparer la graine du coton de sa fibre. La machine, précédée par l invention en 1778[1] du roller gin[2] par Kinsey Burden[3], planteur de coto …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cotton gin — cot′ton gin n. tex a machine for separating the fibers of cotton from the seeds Also called gin II, 1) Etymology: 1790–1800, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • cotton gin — noun a) A machine used for separating cotton fibers from cotton seeds, etc. b) Any mechanism that separates one person from another, whether it be distance, time, or apathy …   Wiktionary

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