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.
Recent Examples on the Web Del Bigtree ended his closing speech at last week’s anti-vaccine mandate rally in Washington with a message, bellowed to a few thousand rallygoers and the news organizations assembled on a riser in front of him. NBC News, 3 Feb. 2022 The big riser is Midview, which started the season unranked but is now up to No. 16. Joe Magill, cleveland, 10 Dec. 2021 The 6-7, 305-pound Raimann is a fast riser, transforming from a freshman tight end into one of the most dominant tackles in the country. C.j. Doon, baltimoresun.com, 24 Feb. 2022 Niblett is a fast-riser after playing quarterback as a sophomore and then moving to receiver and defensive back last season. Matt Young, Chron, 3 Feb. 2022 Machine Gun Kelly shouted, standing on his own riser that was decorated as a pill capsule. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 19 Dec. 2021 Orange is also one of four rapid riser counties, according to Thursday’s report. Caroline Catherman, orlandosentinel.com, 10 Dec. 2021 Also consider a footrest to help support your back, a monitor riser or a larger monitor. Use additional organizational tools. Washington Post, 11 Nov. 2021 Quick riser: Steven Alker stormed his way into the finals with a two-shot victory over Jim Furyk in the TimberTech Championship on Sunday in Florida. Todd Kelly, The Arizona Republic, 9 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of riser

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 May 2022

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“Riser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riser. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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