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rider (n.)

late Old English ridere "one who rides, trooper, knight, mounted warrior," agent noun from ride (v.). Compare Middle Dutch rider, Dutch rijder, Old High German ritari, German Reiter, Old Norse riðeri; "It is uncertain how far the forms were independently developed in these languages" [OED]. As "one who is carried along on or in" (a chariot, cart, etc.), from c. 1200. Meaning "clause tacked on to a document after first draft" is from 1660s.

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Definitions of rider from WordNet

rider (n.)
a traveler who actively rides an animal (as a horse or camel);
rider (n.)
a clause that is appended to a legislative bill;
rider (n.)
a traveler who actively rides a vehicle (as a bicycle or motorcycle);
rider (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
From wordnet.princeton.edu