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liner1

[lahy-ner] /ˈlaɪ nər/
noun
1.
a ship or airplane operated by a transportation or conveyance company.
2.
3.
Baseball. line drive.
4.
a person or thing that traces by or marks with lines.
Origin of liner1
late Middle English
1400-1450
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at line1, -er1

liner2

[lahy-ner] /ˈlaɪ nər/
noun
1.
something serving as a lining.
2.
a protective covering, usually of cardboard, for a phonograph record; album; jacket.
3.
a person who fits or provides linings.
Origin
First recorded in 1605-15; line2 + -er1
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  • That was the liner, and it had been saying the same thing for two nights and two days.

  • But as for the liner, it continued with its emphatic reiteration.

  • They were delightful days, for the Laconia is a Paris hotel disguised as a liner.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • Minute after minute passed, but there was no response from the other liner.

    A Woman Intervenes Robert Barr
  • Already the liner was far away, out of their grasp, even had they desired to return.

    Pirates of the Gorm Nat Schachner
British Dictionary definitions for liner

liner1

/ˈlaɪnə/
noun
1.
a passenger ship or aircraft, esp one that is part of a commercial fleet
2.
3.
Also called eye liner. a cosmetic used to outline the eyes, consisting of a liquid or cake mixed with water and applied by brush or a grease pencil
4.
a person or thing that uses lines, esp in drawing or copying

liner2

/ˈlaɪnə/
noun
1.
a material used as a lining
2.
a person who supplies or fits linings
3.
(engineering) a sleeve, usually of a metal that will withstand wear or corrosion, fixed inside or outside a structural component or vessel: cylinder liner
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Word Origin and History for liner
n.1

"ship belonging to a shipping line," 1838, from line (n.) on notion of a succession of ships plying between ports along regular "lines." Line in this sense first attested 1786 in reference to stagecoaches. Cosmetics sense first recorded 1926, short for eye-liner. The type of baseball hit was so called from 1874 (line drive attested from 1899).

n.2

"person who fits a lining to," 1610s, agent noun from line (v.1). Meaning "thing serving as a lining" is from 1869. Liner notes in a record album are attested from 1953.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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headliner, one-liner

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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