cotton gin


Definition of cotton gin

: a machine that separates the seeds, hulls, and foreign material from cotton

Examples of cotton gin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His body, brutally beaten, was found days later in the Tallahatchie River with a heavy cotton gin fan tied on his neck with barbed wire. Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune, 19 July 2022 Inventions like the steam engine and cotton gin accelerated production, feeding a booming job market that was met with immigrants eager to find work. al, 11 July 2022 Days after the 14-year-old was killed, his body was pulled from the Tallahatchie River, where it was tossed after being weighted down with a cotton gin fan. Darcel Rockett, Chicago Tribune, 30 June 2022 The cotton gin increased productivity by a factor of 50. Karin Wulf, Smithsonian Magazine, 19 Apr. 2022 Aaron seems to have gone to work at a lumber business, saw mill and cotton gin before enlisting in Oct. 14, 1940, according to McFerrin's book. Arkansas Online, 6 June 2022 In the central installation, a vintage cotton gin motor that Beasley bought in Alabama whirred behind a giant vitrine. New York Times, 27 Apr. 2022 At its peak, Tullahassee boasted a cotton gin, a bed-and-breakfast, a railroad depot, a doctor’s office and a movie theater. Washington Post, 1 Apr. 2022 Days after Till was killed for allegedly whistling at a white woman, his body was pulled from the Tallahatchie River, where it was tossed after being weighed down with a cotton gin fan. Darcel Rockett,, 8 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cotton gin

1796, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cotton gin was in 1796

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1 Aug 2022

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“Cotton gin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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