[syn: liner, ocean liner]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Liner \Lin"er\ (l[imac]n"[~e]r), n.
1. One who lines, as, a liner of shoes or clothing.
2. An airplane or ship belonging to a transportation company;
also, a line-of-battle ship; a ship of the line.
3. (Mach.) A thin piece placed between two parts to hold or
adjust them, fill a space, etc.; a shim.
4. A lining. 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.
5. A slab on which small pieces of marble, tile, etc., are
fastened for grinding.
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
7. A protective envelope for a phonograph record or other
8. A lining; as, a removable coat liner.
9. Same as eyeliner.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: (baseball) a hit that flies straight out from the batter;
"the batter hit a liner to the shortstop" [syn: liner,
2: a protective covering that protects an inside surface [syn:
3: a piece of cloth that is used as the inside surface of a
garment [syn: liner, lining]
4: a large commercial ship (especially one that carries
passengers on a regular schedule) [syn: liner, ocean
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
22 Moby Thesaurus words for "liner":
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