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Definition of "riser" []

  • One who rises, especially from sleep: She is a late riser. (noun)
  • The vertical part of a stair step. (noun)
  • A platform, as for elevating a group of people above a crowd, often arranged with similar platforms in tiers. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "riser" in a sentence
  • "A 1/2 PVC sprinkler riser is just the right size (with maybe a couple turns of tape around it)."
  • "I have an S-Coil on my Mathews Legacy, but I also added a Simms Modular Node to the back side of the riser - I don't know if you can do this on the Z7 - might be able to add it to the front since the riser is set in so deep."
  • "The edge of a tread that projects past the face of the riser is called the NOSING."