rider

Riders are people who are in motion — riding bicycles, subways, horses, roller coasters and much more. Another kind of rider is a special list that attaches to, or "rides along" with, a contract.

The noun rider means "one who rides," but its other meaning is "a document that is added to legal or official documents." On Capitol Hill, lawmakers add riders to legislation documents to try to get certain stipulations to be part of new laws. You may have heard of touring musicians who demand that certain rare flowers be placed in their hotel rooms, which must have Italian linen sheets on the bed, and be exactly 71 degrees. It's all in the rider of the tour contract.

Primary Meanings of rider

1.
n
a traveler who actively rides an animal (as a horse or camel)
2.
n
a clause that is appended to a legislative bill
Full Definitions of rider
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n a traveler who actively rides an animal (as a horse or camel)

Examples:
Bernard Hinault
French racing cyclist who won the Tour de France five times (born in 1954)
Eddy Merckx
Belgian racing cyclist who won the Tour de France five times (born in 1945)
Types:
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hang glider
a rider of a hang glider
equestrian, horseback rider, horseman
a man skilled in equitation
pedaler, pedaller
a person who rides a pedal-driven vehicle (as a bicycle)
picador
the horseman who pricks the bull with a lance early in the bullfight to goad the bull and to make it keep its head low
bronco buster, broncobuster, buster
a person who breaks horses
bicycler, bicyclist, cyclist, wheeler
a person who rides a bicycle
fox hunter
a mounted hunter who follows the hounds in pursuit of a fox
horsewoman
a woman horseman
jockey
someone employed to ride horses in horse races
postilion, postillion
someone who rides the near horse of a pair in order to guide the horses pulling a carriage (especially a carriage without a coachman)
roughrider
a horseman skilled at breaking wild horses to the saddle
unicyclist
a person who rides a unicycle
Type of:
traveler, traveller
a person who changes location

n a traveler who actively rides a vehicle (as a bicycle or motorcycle)

Type of:
traveler, traveller
a person who changes location

n a traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it

Synonyms:
passenger
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commuter
someone who travels regularly from home in a suburb to work in a city
fare
a paying (taxi) passenger
hitchhiker
a person who travels by getting free rides from passing vehicles
stowaway
a person who hides aboard a ship or plane in the hope of getting free passage
straphanger
a standing subway or bus passenger who grips a hanging strap for support
straphanger
a commuter who uses public transportation
Type of:
traveler, traveller
a person who changes location
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n a clause that is appended to a legislative bill

Type of:
article, clause
a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)

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