Rid"er (?), n.


One who, or that which, rides.


Formerly, an agent who went out with samples of goods to obtain orders; a commercial traveler.



One who breaks or manages a horse.



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. [D. rijder.]

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 beame of the lower deck, to strengthen her frame.


9. Naut.

The second tier of casks in a vessel's hold.


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.


A robber.

[Obs. or Prov. Eng.]


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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