- a heavy strake of planking in the vicinity of the garboard strake in a wooden vessel.
- rising(def 10).
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Protruding metal is that which flowed up into gate and riser.The Boy's Book of New Inventions
Harry E. Maule
Dane reached the shaft of the riser—to find the platform gone.
Perhaps they had by now secured a riser which would bring them up.
At the roof the 40-inch riser is run into a 48-inch stand pipe.The New York Subway
He didn't have long to wait, for Tommy is quite as early a riser as Happy Jack.Happy Jack
late 14c., "rebel," agent noun from rise (v.). Meaning "one who rises" (from bed, in a certain manner) is mid-15c. Meaning "upright part of a step" is from 1771.