riser
Shrinking Shrink"ing, a. & n. from {Shrink}. [1913 Webster]

{Shrinking head} (Founding), a body of molten metal connected with a mold for the purpose of supplying metal to compensate for the shrinkage of the casting; -- called also {sinking head}, and {riser}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Riser — Ris er, n. 1. One who rises; as, an early riser. [1913 Webster] 2. (Arch.) (a) The upright piece of a step, from tread to tread. Hence: (b) Any small upright face, as of a seat, platform, veranda, or the like. [1913 Webster] 3. (Mining) A shaft… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • riser — UK US /ˈraɪzər/ noun [C] STOCK MARKET ► a share that has gone up in price on a particular day of trading: »The day s sharpest riser was British Borneo, which put on 33p to 320p …   Financial and business terms

  • riser — ► NOUN 1) a person who habitually gets out of bed at a particular time of the morning: an early riser. 2) a vertical section between the treads of a staircase. 3) a vertical pipe for the upward flow of liquid or gas. 4) a low platform on a stage… …   English terms dictionary

  • Riser — Riser. См. Стояк. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • riser — late 14c., agent noun from RISE (Cf. rise) (v.). Meaning upright part of a step is from 1771 …   Etymology dictionary

  • riser — [rī′zər] n. 1. a person or thing that rises 2. any of the vertical pieces between the steps in a stairway: see STAIRCASE …   English World dictionary

  • Riser — PCI Riser Karte Eine Riser Karte ist eine spezielle Erweiterungskarte, die als eine Art „Winkelstück“ benutzt wird, um Erweiterungskarten, die normalerweise senkrecht zur Hauptplatine (engl. mainboard) angeordnet sind, in ihrer räumlichen Lage… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Riser — Pour une définition du mot « riser », voir l’article riser du Wiktionnaire. Un riser est une conduite (tuyau) utilisée pour relier le fond de la mer avec une plate forme pétrolière. Sa fonction est de faire remonter le pétrole ou le gaz …   Wikipédia en Français

  • riser — [[t]ra͟ɪzə(r)[/t]] risers 1) N COUNT: supp N An early riser is someone who likes to get up early in the morning. A late riser is someone who likes to get up late. He was an early riser and he would be at the breakfast table at half past seven. 2) …   English dictionary

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