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 of riser from the Web
But the devil tends to be in the ease (or lack thereof) of transformation, especially in houses that use union labor to shift hefty risers, platforming and seating units.
Choir Director, Emily Garlock, will earmark monies from the Mattress Fundraiser to replace the 10-year old dilapidated choir risers.
Just about every last bite of it is edible, most of it actually made of cake (with the exception of the riser stands).
On a recent morning in downtown Manhattan, IBM’s Virginia Rometty and Apple’s Tim Cook sit on a small riser, each leaning back slightly with legs crossed.
Like the rink project, Diller + Scofidio's 1994 proposal to line the 7-inch risers of this neoclassical building's steps with 32 networked LED boards takes architectural signage to new levels.
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First Known Use of riser
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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
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