Whitney definition by Webster's New World
Whitney, Eli 1765-1825; U.S. inventor, esp. of the cotton gin
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mountain of the Sierra Nevada range, EC Calif.: highest peak in the U.S. outside of Alas.: 14,495 ft (4,418 m)
Origin: after J. D. Whitney (1819-96), United States geologist
Whitney definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, Eli 1765-1825.
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.