Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that rides, especially one who rides horses.
  • n. A clause, usually having little relevance to the main issue, that is added to a legislative bill.
  • n. An amendment or addition to a document or record. Also called allonge.
  • n. Something, such as the top rail of a fence, that rests on or is supported by something else.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. one who rides, often a horse or motorcycle
  • n. a provision annexed to a bill under the consideration of a legislature, having little connection with the subject matter of the bill
  • n. an amendment or addition to an entertainer's performance contract, often covering a performer's equipment or food, drinks, and general comfort requirements
  • n. A small, sliding piece of aluminium on a chemical balance, used to determine small weights

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, rides.
  • n. Formerly, an agent who went out with samples of goods to obtain orders; a commercial traveler.
  • n. One who breaks or manages a horse.
  • n. An addition or amendment to a manuscript or other document, which is attached on a separate piece of paper; in legislative practice, an additional clause annexed to a bill while in course of passage; something extra or burdensome that is imposed.
  • n. A problem of more than usual difficulty added to another on an examination paper.
  • n. A Dutch gold coin having the figure of a man on horseback stamped upon it.
  • n. Rock material in a vein of ore, dividing it.
  • n. An interior rib occasionally fixed in a ship's hold, reaching from the keelson to the beams of the lower deck, to strengthen her frame.
  • n. The second tier of casks in a vessel's hold.
  • n. A small forked weight which straddles the beam of a balance, along which it can be moved in the manner of the weight on a steelyard.
  • n. A robber.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who rides; particularly, one who rides on the back of a horse or other animal; specifically, one who is skilled in horsemanship and the manège.
  • n. A mounted reaver or robber.
  • n. Formerly, one who traveled for a mercantile house to collect orders, money, etc.: now called a traveler or (in the United States) drummer.
  • n. In horticulture, a budded or grafted standard or stock branching from a main or parent trunk or stem.
  • n. A knight.
  • n. Any device straddling something; something mounted upon or attached to something else.
  • n. Anything saddled upon or attached to a record, document, statement, etc., after its supposed completion; specifically, an additional clause, as to a bill in Congress.
  • n. In printing, a cylindrical rod of iron which in use rests on the top of an ink-roller, and aids in evenly distributing the ink on this roller.
  • n. A supplementary part of a question in an examination, especially in the Cambridge mathematical tripos, connected with or dependent on the main question.
  • n. In a snake fence, a rail or stake one end of which rests on the ground, while the other end crosses and bears upon the fence-rails at their angle of meeting, and thus holds them in place. [Local, U. S.]
  • n. In mining, a ferruginous veinstone, or a similar impregnation of the walls adjacent to the vein.
  • n. One of a series of interior ribs fixed occasionally in a ship's hold, opposite to some of the principal timbers, to which they are bolted, and reaching from the keelson to the beams of the lower deck, to strengthen the frame.
  • n. A piece of wood in a gun-carriage on which the side pieces rest.
  • n. A gold coin formerly current in the Netherlands: so called from its obverse type being the figure of a horseman.
  • n. A gold coin of Henry VI. of England, of the value of four shillings.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it
  • n. a clause that is appended to a legislative bill
  • n. a traveler who actively rides an animal (as a horse or camel)
  • n. a traveler who actively rides a vehicle (as a bicycle or motorcycle)

Etymologies

to ride + -er (Wiktionary)

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