lint·​er | \ ˈlin-tər How to pronounce linter (audio) \

Definition of linter

1 : a machine for removing linters
2 linters plural : the fuzz of short fibers that adheres to cottonseed after ginning

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Recent Examples on the Web Cupro, for example, is a regenerated cellulose fiber made from cotton linter — the silky fibers that stick to the seeds of the cotton plant after it has been ginned. Rosemary Feitelberg | Wwd,, "Fashion is the new acting for "Orange Is the New Black" actress Alysia Reiner," 25 July 2017

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First Known Use of linter

circa 1889, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Linter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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