riser

noun
ris·​er | \ ˈrī-zər How to pronounce riser (audio) \

Definition of riser

1 : one that rises (as from sleep)
2 : the upright member between two stair treads
3 : a stage platform on which performers are placed for greater visibility
4 : a vertical pipe (as for water or gas) or a vertical portion of an electric wiring system
5 : one of the straps that connects a parachutist's harness with the shroud lines

Examples of riser in a Sentence

The school choir stood on the risers for the concert.

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Max out your space with bed risers to create a ton of storage underneath your bed. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "15 Insanely Cute Dorm Room Transformations That Will Totally Blow Your Mind," 20 June 2019 Anyone can, as A.B. did, crawl through the passageways surrounding the towering niches in the cliff, through winding staircases tunneled into the sandstone and up steps with risers double the height of modern ones, as if built for giants. New York Times, "2 Giant Buddhas Survived 1,500 Years. Fragments, Graffiti and a Hologram Remain.," 18 June 2019 Slow risers can swim, sunbathe, and sauna while adventure seekers can leap off a 32-foot-high dive platform or rent a motorboat. Jharna Thakkar, National Geographic, "Geneva's hidden gems: the ultimate weekend itinerary," 30 May 2019 Avoid service drops when painting and doing roof work, and any other type of project that may require you to get close to the line or the service drop or riser. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "Man fatally electrocuted while cutting trees in Southfield," 9 June 2019 There were no amplifiers, monitor speakers, risers or electronic power cords to be seen. George Varga, sandiegouniontribune.com, "David Byrne performs transcendent San Diego concert before heading to his Coachella performance," 13 Apr. 2018 The crowd cheer and Hinds respond by wreaking havoc, jumping off the drum riser, creating a chain reaction for the fans to dance wilder. Eve Barlow, GQ, "15 Hours With Hinds, Spain's Wildest Rock Band," 25 June 2018 Foudy has also been a late-riser up draft boards, and his speed makes him a potential impact player in a Red Wings system that desperately needs them. Richard Morin, azcentral, "Final NHL mock draft: Major changes in top 10; Coyotes could land Brady Tkachuk," 20 June 2018 For instance, the team recently used the structure before a Pearl Jam concert to keep risers on the field from heating up in the sun and singeing the grass. Daniel Beekman, The Seattle Times, "In $180 million ask for public money, Mariners cite retractable roof used 400 times per year," 28 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of riser

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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riser

noun

English Language Learners Definition of riser

: a person who gets out of bed after sleeping
technical : the upright board between two stairs
US : a set of tall and wide steps for standing or sitting on

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