1. To catch in a trap.
Origin: Ginned; Ginning.
1. Contrivance; artifice; a trap; a snare.
The name is also given to an instrument of torture worked with screws, and to a pump moved by rotary sails. Gin block, a simple form of tackle block, having one wheel, over which a rope runs; called also whip gin, rubbish pulley, and monkey wheel. Gin power, a form of horse power for driving a cotton gin. Gin race, or gin ring, the path of the horse when putting a gin in motion. Gin saw, a saw used in a cotton gin for drawing the fibres through the grid, leaving the seed in the hopper. Gin wheel. In a cotton gin, a wheel for drawing the fibre through the grid; a brush wheel to clean away the lint.