linter

[lin-ter]

Origin of linter

An Americanism dating back to 1730–40; lint + -er1
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Examples from the Web for linter

Historical Examples of linter

  • Mr. Peakslow was ahead of the boys; and they thought he must have reached the linter.

    The Young Surveyor;

    J. T. Trowbridge

  • The low back part of the house was called the "lean-to" or linter.

    The Historical Child

    Oscar Chrisman

  • He was laird of Linn and laird of Linter, as his people used to say.

    Phineas Finn

    Anthony Trollope

  • "I am going on towards Linter forest to meet Blane," said Mr. Kennedy.

    Phineas Finn

    Anthony Trollope

  • Under the logs was the crushed shell of the linter; and all looked anxiously, to see what was under that.

    The Young Surveyor;

    J. T. Trowbridge


British Dictionary definitions for linter

linter

noun
  1. a machine for stripping the short fibres of ginned cotton seeds
  2. (plural) the fibres so removed
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