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riser

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noun ris·er \ˈrī-zər\

Simple Definition of riser

  • : a person who gets out of bed after sleeping

  • : the upright board between two stairs

  • risers : a set of tall and wide steps for standing or sitting on

Full Definition of riser

  1. 1 :  one that rises (as from sleep)

  2. 2 :  the upright member between two stair treads

  3. 3 :  a stage platform on which performers are placed for greater visibility

  4. 4 :  a vertical pipe (as for water or gas) or a vertical portion of an electric wiring system

  5. 5 :  one of the straps that connects a parachutist's harness with the shroud lines

Examples of riser

  1. The school choir stood on the risers for the concert.



15th Century

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15th century

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