Origin of liner1
Origin of liner2
Related Wordscraft, barge, boat, liner, tanker, stuffing, mixture, layer, dressing, covering, bottom, bucket, can, bark, steamer, tub, insides, cylinder, center, cartridge
Examples from the Web for liner
Pick up records from that time and chances are Hentoff wrote the liner notes.The Stacks: John Coltrane’s Mighty Musical Quest
October 18, 2014
Famously, the Dunedin Star, a British liner, crashed on these shores in 1942.Namibia’s Spooky Skeleton Coast
March 5, 2014
While other jazz cats describe their music in liner notes, Carey relies on a comic strip.The Strangest and Most Surprising Recordings of 2013
December 22, 2013
But the liner notes, hand-scrawled by Paul, song by song, are something special.The Return of the Replacements: Here Comes a Regular
September 13, 2013
He wrote in the liner notes, “The last few years prove to me we live in an age of miracles.”‘Dirt Farmer,’ Levon Helm’s Overlooked Gem
April 19, 2012
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
Already the liner was far away, out of their grasp, even had they desired to return.Pirates of the Gorm
- a passenger ship or aircraft, esp one that is part of a commercial fleet
- See Freightliner
- 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
- 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
Word Origin and History for liner
"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).
"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.