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cotton picker

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

Origin of cotton picker

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for cotton picker

Historical Examples

  • It wiped out all necessity for Negro labour in the wheat States, just as a cotton-picker will, some day, in the South.

    The Romance of the Reaper

    Herbert Newton Casson


British Dictionary definitions for cotton picker

cotton picker

noun
  1. a machine for harvesting cotton fibre
  2. a person who picks ripe cotton fibre from the plants
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