line drive
Liner Lin"er (l[imac]n"[~e]r), n. 1. One who lines, as, a liner of shoes or clothing. [1913 Webster]

2. An airplane or ship belonging to a transportation company; also, a line-of-battle ship; a ship of the line. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mach.) A thin piece placed between two parts to hold or adjust them, fill a space, etc.; a shim. [1913 Webster]

4. A {lining}[2]. Specifically: (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. [1913 Webster]

5. A slab on which small pieces of marble, tile, etc., are fastened for grinding. [1913 Webster]

6. (Baseball) A ball which, when struck, flies through the air in a nearly straight line not far from the ground; also called {line drive}; as, he hit a sharp liner to right. [1913 Webster]

7. A protective envelope for a phonograph record or other object. [PJC]

8. A {lining}; as, a removable coat liner. [PJC]

9. Same as {eyeliner}. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • line drive — line ,drive noun count in baseball, when someone hits the ball very hard and close to the ground …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • line drive — line′ drive′ n. spo a batted baseball that travels low, fast, and straight Also called liner I, 3) • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • line drive — ☆ line drive n. Baseball a hard hit ball that travels close to, and nearly parallel with, the ground …   English World dictionary

  • line drive — noun (baseball) a hit that flies straight out from the batter (Freq. 1) the batter hit a liner to the shortstop • Syn: ↑liner • Topics: ↑baseball, ↑baseball game …   Useful english dictionary

  • Line drive — In baseball, a line drive is a type of batted ball, sharply hit, and on (or slightly above) a level trajectory. The threshold between a line drive (also sometimes called a liner or frozen rope) and a fly ball can be subjective. Line drives can be …   Wikipedia

  • line drive — noun A batted ball hit hard enough and low enough that it appears to travel in a relatively straight line. The line drive went straight into the shortstops glove. Syn: liner …   Wiktionary

  • line drive — {n.} A batted baseball that is usually hit hard and travels in the air not far above the ground. * /The batter hit a line drive to left field for a single./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • line drive — {n.} A batted baseball that is usually hit hard and travels in the air not far above the ground. * /The batter hit a line drive to left field for a single./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • line\ drive — noun A batted baseball that is usually hit hard and travels in the air not far above the ground. The batter hit a line drive to left field for a single …   Словарь американских идиом

  • line drive — noun Date: 1903 a batted baseball hit in a nearly straight line usually not far above the ground …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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