liner liner  /ˈlaɪ nər/


  1. (n) (baseball) a hit that flies straight out from the batter
  2. (n) a protective covering that protects an inside surface
  3. (n) a piece of cloth that is used as the inside surface of a garment
  4. (n) a large commercial ship (especially one that carries passengers on a regular schedule)



  1. Hard-liners attacked senior pro-reform leaders in the streets as tens of thousands marched in competing mass demonstrations by the opposition and government supporters.
  2. Streamers of colored paper linked ship and pier, bright specks of confetti dotted the air between waving throngs on the dock and the gay crowd on the liner's deck high above them.
  3. In fact, that is exactly what Iran's hard-liners have in mind.


  1. Duchess formally names cruise liner

    LONDON (AP) — The Duchess of Cambridge has officially named a cruise liner at a gala ceremony. The former Kate Middleton, wearing a black and white print coat and a black hat, boarded the Royal Princess for the naming ceremony, which included a blessing and the traditional smashing of a bottle across the hull. read more
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Times Record

  2. Board divided over 8-liner permit request

    SEGUIN — Planning and Zoning Commission members were split Tuesday evening in granting a permit for another eight-liner game room in the city.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Seguin Gazette-Enterprise

  3. High Liner Foods Lends Dock Space To The Greater Boston Food Bank To Facilitate Regional Deliveries for Boston-Area ...

    High Liner Foods, the leading value-added frozen seafood supplier in North America, today announced a partnership with The Greater Boston Food Bank to donate the use of dock space at its Peabody, MA facility.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "This is a glib one-liner to say that our wealth is entirely due to the resources boom," Howard told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. "I reject entirely the argument that it's all about China."
    on Oct 15, 2007 By: John Howard Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We're going to stay with it as long as I'm in this office," Obama said. "You look back four years from now, I think, hopefully, people will judge that body of work and say, This is a big ocean liner. It's not a speedboat." "It doesn't...
    on Mar 24, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: News24

  3. "I am confident that this regulation strikes the right balance between the interests of the liner carriers and those of transport users," said Neelie Kroes, the commission's competition commissioner.
    on Sep 28, 2009 By: Neelie Kroes Source: Wall Street Journal

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