liner

1
[ lahy-ner ]
/ ˈlaɪ nər /

noun

a ship or airplane operated by a transportation or conveyance company.
Baseball. line drive.
a person or thing that traces by or marks with lines.

Nearby words

  1. linen panel,
  2. linen paper,
  3. linenfold,
  4. linenized,
  5. lineolate,
  6. liner note,
  7. liner notes,
  8. linerboard,
  9. lines,
  10. linesman

Origin of liner

1
late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at line1, -er1

liner

2
[ lahy-ner ]
/ ˈlaɪ nər /

noun

something serving as a lining.
a protective covering, usually of cardboard, for a phonograph record; album; jacket.
a person who fits or provides linings.

Origin of liner

2
First recorded in 1605–15; line2 + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for liner

liner

1
/ (ˈlaɪnə) /

noun

a passenger ship or aircraft, esp one that is part of a commercial fleet
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
a person or thing that uses lines, esp in drawing or copying

noun

a material used as a lining
a person who supplies or fits linings
engineering a sleeve, usually of a metal that will withstand wear or corrosion, fixed inside or outside a structural component or vesselcylinder liner
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Word Origin and History for liner
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