1. A forger who specializes in altering the amounts on otherwise legitimate checks or money orders. 2. A specialist in counterfeiting who bleaches one-dollar bills and, by photo-engraving, raises their denomination; one who uses any device to raise the denomination of securities or other negotiable instruments. 3. A specialist in raising the denomination of securities or other negotioable instruments.

- american underworld dictionary - 1950

Rais"er (?), n.

One who, or that which, raises (in various senses of the verb).


© Webster 1913.

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