roller gin


Definition of roller gin

: a cotton gin in which the lint is pulled from the seed by a roller covered with walrus hide and assisted by a fixed knife and a moving knife

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First Known Use of roller gin

1803, in the meaning defined above

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“Roller gin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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