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Meaning of LINT

Pronunciation:  lint

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  cotton or linen fabric with the nap raised on one side; used to dress wounds
  2. [n]  fine ravellings of cotton or linen fibers

LINT is a 4 letter word that starts with L.


 See Also: cloth, fabric, fiber, fibre, material, raveling, ravelling, textile



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lint\ (l[i^]nt), n. [AS. l[=i]net flax, hemp, fr. l[=i]n
flax; or, perh. borrowed fr. L. linteum a linen cloth, linen,
from linteus linen, a., fr. linum flax, lint. See {Linen}.]
1. Flax.

2. Linen scraped or otherwise made into a soft, downy or
   fleecy substance for dressing wounds and sores; also, fine
   ravelings, down, fluff, or loose short fibers from yarn or

{Lint doctor} (Calico-printing Mach.), a scraper to remove
   lint from a printing cylinder.

Computing Dictionary

A unix c language processor which carries out more thorough checks on the code than is usual with C compilers.

Lint is named after the bits of fluff it supposedly picks from programs. Judging by references on usenet this term has become a shorthand for desk check at some non-Unix shops, even in languages other than c. Also used as delint.

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