Eli 1765-1825; U.S. inventor, esp. of the cotton gin
mountain of the Sierra Nevada range, EC Calif.: highest peak in the U.S. outside of Alas.: 14,495 ft (4,418 m)
after J. D. Whitney (1819-96), U.S. geologist
See Whitney in American Heritage Dictionary 4
American inventor and manufacturer whose invention of the cotton gin (1793) revolutionized the cotton industry. He also established the first factory to assemble muskets with interchangeable parts, marking the advent of modern mass production.
A peak, 4,147 m (14,491 ft) high, in the Sierra Nevada of east-central California. It is the highest elevation in the continental United States.