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.
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.
A ball which, when struck, flies through the air in a nearly straight line not far from the ground.
<-- = line drive, also (Coloq.) clothesliner -->
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