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 One of the brand's most versatile pieces is the shelf riser, which can be useful in any room from the kitchen to the bathroom to the living room, standing in to instantly double a workspace or cabinet shelving area. Rachel King, Fortune, "A guide to upgrading your spring cleaning," 10 Apr. 2021 Charlie Day of the Entrepreneurs Growth Club is an early riser who has her routine set in stone. Jodie Cook, Forbes, "The Four Morning Routines Of Successful Entrepreneurs," 12 Apr. 2021 Over time, however, screwing and unscrewing the PCIe riser makes the issue more likely to occur, Gamers Nexus says. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "NZXT halts H1 case sales a second time due to fire danger," 2 Feb. 2021 The receiver itself is aluminum and has a 20 MOA Weaver-style rail machined into the riser itself. Tyler Freel, Outdoor Life, "The 10 Best New Rifles for 2021," 1 Mar. 2021 The problem PCIe riser was documented by GamersNexus.com in a Youtube video post. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "NZXT issues a formal recall for the Xbox-like H1 case," 15 Feb. 2021 To better support your neck and shoulders, look into purchasing a laptop riser or a wireless keyboard. Forbes, "A Fresh Start: Foster A Productive And Profitable Year With These Remote Work Updates," 1 Mar. 2021 But the team settled down after its second shot, a riser from defenseman Matt Dumba that bounced off Grubauer's mask before sailing in and out of the net at 6:49. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, "Colorado shreds Wild 5-1 in first of four games between rivals," 30 Jan. 2021 Defensive coordinator Todd Bowles also prides himself on being an early riser. Mark Craig, Star Tribune, "Tom Moore, at 82, is back at the Super Bowl with the Bucs," 1 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of riser

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Riser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riser. Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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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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