riser

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See also: Riser and ríser

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English ryser, risere, equivalent to rise +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɹaɪ.zə(ɹ)/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪzə(r)

Noun[edit]

diagram of a flight of stairs, the riser is labelled "rise height"

riser (plural risers)

  1. Someone or something which rises.
  2. A platform or stand used to lift or elevate something.
    The choir stood on risers for the performance.
  3. The vertical part of a step on a staircase.
  4. (archery) The main body of a bow.
  5. A vertical utility conduit, pipe or path between floors of a building for placement of cables (e.g. telephone, networking), or to convey fluids (e.g. gas, water).
  6. A pipe connecting an individual exhaust port of an internal combustion engine to the muffler, particularly on aircraft.
  7. A Manx cat with a showable short tail.
  8. A strip of webbing joining a parachute's harness to the rigging lines.

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riser

  1. Present tense of rise