- a factory for producing cotton fabrics, thread, etc.
Origin of cotton mill
First recorded in 1785–95
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Examples from the Web for cotton mill
One of them tried a cotton-mill on the Liffey, and they burned him down.The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly
Charles James Lever
Listen to his own words in describing the long hours spent in the cotton-mill.
In 1790 the first cotton-mill was erected in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.Carey & Hart's Catalog (1852)
The chief centre of trade is Nadiad, on the railway, with a cotton-mill.
The owner of the cotton-mill, too, finds that trade is looking up.