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.
First Known Use of riser
RISER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of riser for English Language Learners
: 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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up riser? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).