su·​per·​lin·​er ˈsü-pər-ˌlī-nər How to pronounce superliner (audio)
: a fast luxurious passenger liner of great size

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web With daily departures from Chicago Union station, the superliner service rumbles through Illinois chasing mile after mile of golden-red corn fields before thudding over the Mississippi river into Iowa. Monisha Rajesh, Condé Nast Traveler, 18 Oct. 2022 The Mulsanne is a large luxury superliner of Bentley refinement and filigree that work flawlessly as luxurious separators from the competition, mainly the Rolls-Royce Phantom and Mercedes-Maybach S600. Mark Maynard,, 11 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of superliner was in 1912

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“Superliner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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