roller gin

noun

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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roller%20gin. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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