cotton gin

noun
a machine for separating the fibers of cotton from the seeds.

Origin:
1790–1800, Americanism

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Example sentences
From the caravel to the cotton gin, technological innovation has made things worse for blacks.
We manufacture cotton gins and cotton gin parts and sell such items to cotton farmers and ginners.
Today an improved version of the cotton gin still is used in the cotton industry.
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