see also: Rider
  • (British) enPR: rī'də(r), IPA: /ˈɹaɪ.də(ɹ)/, [ˈɹ̠aɪdə]
  • (America) enPR: rī'dər, IPA: /ˈɹaɪ.dəɹ/, [ˈɹ̠aɪɾɚ]

rider (plural riders)

  1. One who rides, often on a horse or a motorcycle.
  2. (politics) A provision annexed to a bill under the consideration of a legislature, having little connection with the subject matter of the bill.
  3. (by extension) Something extra or burdensome that is imposed.
    • A. S. Hardy
      This [question] was a rider which Mab found difficult to answer.
  4. An amendment or addition to an entertainer's performance contract, often covering a performer's equipment or food, drinks, and general comfort requirements.
  5. (insurance) An additional benefit attached to an insurance contract.
  6. A small, sliding piece of aluminium on a chemical balance, used to determine small weights.
  7. (UK, archaic) An agent who goes out with samples of goods to obtain orders; a commercial traveller.
  8. (obsolete) One who breaks in or manages a horse.
  9. (cartomancy) The first Lenormand card, also known as either the horseman or the cavalier.
  10. (math) A problem of extra difficulty added to another on an examination paper.
  11. An old Dutch gold coin with the figure of a man on horseback stamped upon it.
    • J. Fletcher
      His mouldy money! half a dozen riders.
  12. (mining) Rock material in a vein of ore, dividing it.
  13. (shipbuilding) An interior rib occasionally fixed in a ship's hold, reaching from the keelson to the beams of the lower deck, to strengthen the frame.
  14. (nautical) The second tier of casks in a vessel's hold.
  15. 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.
  16. (obsolete, UK, dialect) A robber.
  17. (chess) A piece, such as the rook or bishop, which moves any distance in one direction, as long as no other piece is in the way.
Translations Translations
  • German: Zusatzklausel
  • Russian: дополне́ние
  • Russian: ра́йдер

Proper noun
  1. Surname More often spelled Ryder.

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