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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.
rising (def 10).

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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