linter

[ lin-ter ]
/ ˈlɪn tər /
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noun

linters, short cotton fibers that stick to seeds after a first ginning.
a machine for removing lint from cloth.

Origin of linter

An Americanism dating back to 1730–40; lint + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for linter

linter

/ (ˈlɪntə) /

noun

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