a press for baling cotton.
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Origin of cotton press
An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
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Examples from the Web for cotton press
The view from the turret of the Cotton-press is much more advantageous.Retrospect of Western Travel, Volume I (of 2)|Harriet Martineau
Then we ran off to the cotton-press to see the last bales pressed.
One man he put into a cotton-press, and turned the screw till life was extinct.The Iron Furnace|John H. Aughey