Liner



[lahy-ner]

noun
1.
a ship or airplane operated by a transportation or conveyance company.
2.
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3.
Baseball. .
4.
a person or thing that traces by or marks with .
5.
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[lahy-ner]
noun
1.
something serving as a .
2.
a protective covering, usually of cardboard, for a phonograph record; album; jacket.
3.
a person who fits or provides .
/ˈlaɪnə/
noun
1.
a passenger ship or aircraft, esp one that is part of a commercial fleet
2.
See Freightliner
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
/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
n.

“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.

Related Terms

headliner, one-liner

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