Definition of linter in English:


Pronunciation /ˈlin(t)ər/ /ˈlɪn(t)ər/


  • 1A machine for removing the short fibers from cotton seeds after ginning.

    1. 1.1lintersThe short fibers clinging to cotton seeds after ginning.
      ‘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.’