American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One who rises, especially from sleep: She is a late riser.
- n. The vertical part of a stair step.
- n. A platform, as for elevating a group of people above a crowd, often arranged with similar platforms in tiers.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which rises. Specifically— One who leaves his bed: generally with a qualifying word.
- n. One who revolts; a rebel or rioter.
- n. In angling, a fish considered with reference to its manner of rising.
- n. In founding: An opening in a molding-flask into which the molten metal rises as the flask is filled; a head.
- n. Same as feed-head, 2.
- n. The vertical face of a stairstep. Also raiser and lift.
- n. plural In printing, blocks of wood or metal upon which electrotype plates are mounted to raise them to the height of type. [Eng.]
- n. A riser pipe; any pipe which conveys a supply of hot or cold water, steam, gas, etc., from the source of supply upward, as through a building to bathrooms, radiators, or gas-fixtures.
- n. In bee-keeping, a portion of a hive inserted under another hive to make more room.
- n. In electricity, a wire connecting the various floors of a building and serving for the transmission of currents for electric lighting or power.
- n. Someone or something which rises.
- n. A platform or stand used to lift or elevate something.
- n. The vertical part of a step on a staircase.
- n. archery The main body of a bow.
- n. A conduit or path between floors of a building for placement of telephone, networking, and other utility cables.
- n. A Manx cat with an extremely short tail.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who rises.
- n. The upright piece of a step, from tread to tread.
- n. Any small upright face, as of a seat, platform, veranda, or the like.
- n. (Mining) A shaft excavated from below upward.
- n. (Founding) A feed head. See under Feed, n.
- n. a person who rises (especially from bed)
- n. a vertical pipe in a building
- n. structural member consisting of the vertical part of a stair or step
- rise + -er (Wiktionary)
“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.”
“On Thursday night the dome was lowered onto the largest leak, a hole in a pipe called a riser, which is now partly buried in mud.”
“They are set up in riser fashion they way stadium seating is, so that the first row of people have their feet on the ground, the second row is behind and raised up, and so forth.”
“And a typical stair riser is not more than 7 high, which means nothing but smallish trade paperbacks under there.”
“ ARROW SHELF AND SIGHT WINDOW Clinking an arrow off the riser is common, but it's also simple to fix.”
“The revolutionary reflexed TEC riser is a very stable platform, enabling you to shoot with consistency, and the new Triax Pocket Stabilization System provides an extremely precise limb-to-riser contact point-also crucial to regular accuracy.”
“Length: 33 inches • Weight: 4.3 pounds • Draw Weight: 40, 50, 60, or 70 pounds • Price: $769 • Dampening Technology: Harmonic dampers in riser and cable guard, nearly parallel limbs, string suppressors, cable roller guard • Comments: The leader in battling vibration, Mathews has another winner in the Switchback, which has more dampening technology than any bow in its line.”
“The pressure the riser was applying to the well would have lessened by as much as 38 percent, experts said.”
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