1 [lahy-ner]

1400–50; late Middle English; see line1, -er1 Unabridged


2 [lahy-ner]
something serving as a lining.
a protective covering, usually of cardboard, for a phonograph record; album; jacket.
a person who fits or provides linings.

1605–15; line2 + -er1 Unabridged
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liner1 (ˈlaɪnə)
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

liner2 (ˈlaɪnə)
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

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Word Origin & History

"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 ref. to stagecoaches. Meaning "cosmetic" first recorded 1926, short for eye-liner. The type of
baseball hit was so called since 1874. Liner notes in a record album are attested from 1953.
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Example sentences
Accompanying the records were some highly peculiar liner notes.
It suggested, in size and silhouette, a cruise liner more than a cargo vessel.
They can be thousands of times bigger than boreal bergs, closer to the size of
  a small state than a large ocean liner.
And the helmet has an inflatable liner in the side and back for a custom fit.
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