Definition of cotton waste in English:

cotton waste


mass noun
  • Scraps of waste cotton yarn, used typically to clean machinery.

    • ‘One cargo of barytes and one of cotton waste had been shipped from the port and the first of the season's cargoes of potatoes were being assembled at the docks.’
    • ‘He has three men at work on the deck, and with a chisel, they are hammering little bits of cotton waste into the tiny spaces between the beams that form the deck.’
    • ‘The scientists have devised a new low-cost way to add value to cotton waste.’
    • ‘Indonesian exports to Egypt are mainly wood and paper products, crude palm oil and textiles, while Egyptian exports to Indonesia are mainly cotton waste, dates and fertilizer.’
    • ‘It used to end up with 13 million pounds of wornout currency each year, some of which now mixes with recovered cotton waste to create a rich-textured, watermarked paper.’