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cotton picker

a machine for removing the ripe cotton fiber from the standing plant.
Origin of cotton picker
1825-35, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The mechanical cotton picker had arrived as well as a whole array of sophisticated machinery.
  • Soy industrial greases include truck greases, rail greases, cotton picker spindle greases and food machinery lubricating greases.
  • When the puffs were ready, she worked as a cotton picker, making from four to five dollars a season.
British Dictionary definitions for cotton picker

cotton picker

a machine for harvesting cotton fibre
a person who picks ripe cotton fibre from the plants
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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