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linermore about liner


  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Liner  \Lin"er\  (l[imac]n"[~e]r),  n. 
  1.  One  who  lines,  as  a  liner  of  shoes. 
  2.  A  vessel  belonging  to  a  regular  line  of  packets;  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.  (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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  act  of  hitting  a  baseball  so  that  it  flies  straight  out 
  from  the  batter;  "the  batter  hit  a  liner  to  the 
  shortstop"  [syn:  {line  drive}] 
  2:  a  piece  of  material  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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