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Definition of riser noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1early/late riser a person who usually gets out of bed early/late in the morning
  2. 2(technology) the vertical part between two steps in a set of stairs compare tread
  3. 3risers [plural] a set of wide steps that have several levels and are intended for performers to stand on The chorus went up to the stage and stood on the risers.
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