|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 fabrics.|
|Noun||1.||lint - fine ravellings of cotton or linen fibers|
|2.||lint - cotton or linen fabric with the nap raised on one side; used to dress wounds|
|lint - 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.