(ln"r), n. 1. One who lines, as, a liner of shoes or clothing.
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2. An airplane or ship belonging to a transportation company; also, a line-of-battle ship; a ship of the line.
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3. (Mach.) A thin piece placed between two parts to hold or adjust them, fill a space, etc.; a shim.
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4. A lining{2}. Specifically: (Steam Engine) A lining within the cylinder, in which the piston works and between which and the outer shell of the cylinder a space is left to form a steam jacket.
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5. A slab on which small pieces of marble, tile, etc., are fastened for grinding.
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6. (Baseball) A ball which, when struck, flies through the air in a nearly straight line not far from the ground; also called line drive; as, he hit a sharp liner to right.
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7. A protective envelope for a phonograph record or other object.

8. A lining; as, a removable coat liner.

9. Same as eyeliner.


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