cotton picker

a machine for removing the ripe cotton fiber from the standing plant.

1825–35, Americanism Unabridged
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cotton picker
1.  a machine for harvesting cotton fibre
2.  a person who picks ripe cotton fibre from the plants

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Example sentences
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.
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