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Dictionary Definition

riser

Noun

1 a person who rises (especially from bed); "he's usually a late riser"
2 a vertical pipe in a building [syn: riser pipe, riser pipeline, riser main]
3 structural member consisting of the vertical part of a stair or step

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English

Etymology

From rise + -er

Pronunciation

Noun

  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. The main body of a bow.
  5. A conduit or path between floors of a building for placement of telephone, networking, and other utility cables.

Norwegian

Verb

riser
  1. Present tense of rise

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