- linters, short cotton fibers that stick to seeds after a first ginning.
- a machine for removing lint from cloth.
Origin of linter
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Examples from the Web for linter
Mr. Peakslow was ahead of the boys; and they thought he must have reached the linter.
The low back part of the house was called the "lean-to" or linter.The Historical Child
He was laird of Linn and laird of Linter, as his people used to say.
"I am going on towards Linter forest to meet Blane," said Mr. Kennedy.
Under the logs was the crushed shell of the linter; and all looked anxiously, to see what was under that.
- a machine for stripping the short fibres of ginned cotton seeds
- (plural) the fibres so removed
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