Rider

Definition of Rider

Rid´er   Pronunciation: rīd´ẽr
n.1.One who, or that which, rides.
2.Formerly, an agent who went out with samples of goods to obtain orders; a commercial traveler.
3.One who breaks or manages a horse.
4.An addition or amendment to a manuscript or other document, which is attached on a separate piece of paper; in legislative practice, an additional clause annexed to a bill while in course of passage; something extra or burdensome that is imposed.
After the third reading, a foolish man stood up to propose a rider.
- Macaulay.
This [question] was a rider which Mab found difficult to answer.
- A. S. Hardy.
5.(Math.) A problem of more than usual difficulty added to another on an examination paper.
6.A Dutch gold coin having the figure of a man on horseback stamped upon it.
His moldy money ! half a dozen riders.
- J. Fletcher.
7.(Mining) Rock material in a vein of ore, dividing it.
8.(Shipbuilding) An interior rib occasionally fixed in a ship's hold, reaching from the keelson to the beams of the lower deck, to strengthen her frame.
9.(Naut.) The second tier of casks in a vessel's hold.
10.A small forked weight which straddles the beam of a balance, along which it can be moved in the manner of the weight on a steelyard.
11.A robber.
Rider's bone
(Med.) a bony deposit in the muscles of the upper and inner part of the thigh, due to the pressure and irritation caused by the saddle in riding.

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