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cotton picker

  1. a machine for removing the ripe cotton fiber from the standing plant.
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Origin of cotton picker

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
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Historical Examples of cotton picker

  • 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

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