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Noun: linter  lin-tu(r)
  1. Machine for removing short fibres that cling to cottonseeds after the first ginning
  2. (computer programming) a tool that analyses source code to flag logic errors, inconsistencies, stylistic errors, suspicious and deprecated constructs, etc.
    "a linter activates automatically every time you open a JavaScript file and reports detected errors and warnings in the editor";
    - lint

Derived forms: linters

Encyclopedia: Linter