a person who rises, especially from bed: to be an early riser.
the vertical face of a stair step.
any of a group of long boards or narrow platforms that can be combined in stepwise fashion: The choir stood on a horseshoe of risers behind the orchestra.
a vertical pipe, duct, or conduit.
Metallurgy. a chamber or enlarged opening at the top of a mold for allowing air to escape or adding extra metal.
a heavy strake of planking in the vicinity of the garboard strake in a wooden vessel.
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How to use riser in a sentence
The 44-inch collapsible desk comes with a monitor riser, which allows you to position your monitor at the perfect height in order to prevent neck pain and eye strain.Best folding desk: Practical and portable options for small spaces | Jen McCaffery | July 26, 2021 | Popular-Science
You may be able to position a stand higher with added risers, but stands are not designed for robust adjustability.Best computer monitor stand: One trusty product to support every screen in your home office | Irena Collaku | July 13, 2021 | Popular-Science
Lows slip down to the upper 50s to low 60s, giving a pleasant surprise for early risers.D.C.-area forecast: Heavy rain threat this afternoon and tonight, but it’ll dry out this weekend | David Streit | July 1, 2021 | Washington Post
For early risers, look to the south and you find the nearly full moon bracketed by Jupiter and Saturn.D.C.-area forecast: Superbly dry and mild today, but humid heat returns this weekend | David Streit | June 24, 2021 | Washington Post
We live close by and we’re early risers, so we have no problem.Visitors flock to Maryland’s state parks as officials consider reservations to manage crowds | Bryn Stole | June 16, 2021 | Washington Post
He ran like he was barreling down the stairs and he struggled to climb the 15-foot-tall drum riser.I'm Not Country or Pop. I'm Just Pure Garth Brooks. | David Masciotra | September 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was an outsider who had never run for office before and upset the establishment candidate, state Sen. Neil riser.How One Louisiana Republican Survived a Sex Scandal (and Another Might Not) | Ben Jacobs | April 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He won in a special election upset over State Senator Neil riser, who was considered the establishment GOP candidate.
HBO Gives Lena Dunham Free Underwear: Lena Dunham is both an early riser and not a fan of wearing underwear to work.Dior Allegedly Dropped Jourdan Dunn Because of Chest Size; HBO Gives Lena Dunham Daily Underwear | The Fashion Beast Team | July 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
I'm an early riser, so I often work the morning shift and seldom get woken up by the blast.
I know this small organ well—an old friend on dreary mornings, putting the laziest riser in a good humor for the day.The Real Latin Quarter | F. Berkeley Smith
The king, who was an early riser, sat at ten in the morning.Art in England | Dutton Cook
Bob Broadley was an early riser, as his business in life demanded.Tristram of Blent | Anthony Hope
Roberta, who was an early riser and withal a child of poetic imagination, used to say "that the fairies woke them up."That Old-Time Child, Roberta | Sophie Fox Sea
I beg your pardon, madam; the entry is so very dark I did not see you,” said Mr. Bond; “you are as early a riser as myself.Ruth Hall | Fanny Fern
British Dictionary definitions for riser
a person who rises, esp from bed: an early riser
the vertical part of a stair or step
a vertical pipe, esp one within a building
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