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1 (baseball) a hit that flies straight out from the batter; "the batter hit a liner to the shortstop" [syn: line drive]
2 a piece of cloth that is used as the inside surface of a garment [syn: lining]
3 a large commercial ship (especially one that carries passengers on a regular schedule) [syn: ocean liner]

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Etymology 1

From line (verb).


  1. Someone who fits a lining to something.
    • 1973: A good liner has a pretty shrewd idea of the value of the painting he is treating and usually charges accordingly. — Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don't Point That Thing at Me (Penguin 2001, p. 41)
  2. A removable cover or lining
    I threw out the trash can liner.
  3. The pamphlet which is contained inside an album of music or movie
    Does it have the lyrics in the liner notes?

Etymology 2

From line (noun).


  1. A large passenger-carrying ship, especially one on a regular route; an ocean liner
  2. a ship of the line
  3. A line drive
    The liner glanced off the pitcher's foot.
  4. Inside slang for a basic salesperson
large passenger carrying ship
ship of the line
'''liner, lining: inside covering (i.e. a jacket liner)

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Extensive Definition

Liner or LINER may refer to:
liner in German: Liner

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bush, bushing, doubling, doublure, facing, filler, filling, floating hotel, floating palace, inlay, inlayer, insole, interlineation, lining, ocean greyhound, ocean liner, packing, padding, passenger steamer, stuffing, wadding, wainscot
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