rider

noun rid·er \ ˈrī-dər \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of rider

1 : one that rides
2 a : an addition to a document (such as an insurance policy) often attached on a separate piece of paper
b : a clause appended to a legislative bill to secure a usually distinct object
3 : something used to overlie another or to move along on another piece

riderless

play \ˈrī-dər-ləs\ adjective

Examples of rider in a Sentence

  1. Watch out for bike riders while driving.

  2. She added a rider to her life insurance policy that increased her coverage.

  3. Congress added a rider to the health insurance bill.

Recent Examples of rider from the Web

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First Known Use of rider

14th century



RIDER Defined for English Language Learners

rider

noun

Definition of rider for English Language Learners

  • : a person who rides something

  • : an official document that is attached to another document and that adds to or changes information in the original document

  • : an additional part added to a legislative bill


Law Dictionary

rider

noun rid·er

legal Definition of rider

1 : an addition to a document (as an insurance policy) often attached on a separate piece of paper
2 : a clause or provision appended to a legislative bill to obtain a usually distinct object


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