- a machine for removing the short, fuzzy fibers which remain stuck to cotton seeds after ginning
- [pl.] these fibers, used in making cotton batting, guncotton, etc.
- linters The short fibers that cling to cottonseeds after the first ginning.
- A machine that removes these short fibers from the seeds of cotton.
- The short fibres that cling to cottonseeds after the first ginning.