Lin"er (?), n.


One who lines, as, a liner of shoes.


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.


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.

<-- = line drive, also (Coloq.) clothesliner -->


© Webster 1913.

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