Definition of linter in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlin(t)ər/


1A machine for removing the short fibers from cotton seeds after ginning.
1.1 (linters) The short fibers clinging to cotton seeds after ginning.
Example sentences
  • Most of the artists' papers made since then have used cotton linters, the short fibre waste from the ginning operation.
  • These include acid delinted, which has the linters removed by sulphuric acid.
  • It has started producing linters that will be used for making paper money and explosives.

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Syllabification: lint·er

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