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cotton press

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noun

a press for baling cotton.

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Nearby words

cotton grass, cotton gum, cotton mill, cotton on, cotton picker, cotton press, cotton sedge, cotton stainer, cotton state, cotton thistle, cotton tie

Origin of cotton press

An Americanism dating back to 1800–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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