teeter-totter


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tee·ter-tot·ter

 (tē′tər-tŏt′ər)
n. Upper Northern & Western US
See seesaw.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.teeter-totter - a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrumteeter-totter - a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end
playground - yard consisting of an outdoor area for children's play
plaything, toy - an artifact designed to be played with
Verb1.teeter-totter - ride on a plank
play - participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"
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We continued to be wowed by the High Risers, whose athletic performance on bendable balance beams encompassed backflips, triple somersaults, and catapults that rocketed them three stories in the air, and we truly were entertained by High Vaultage, the dueling pirates and bounding buccaneers who walk teeter-totter planks and launch mateys over 20 feet up to land on stacked shoulders, four men high.
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An innovative water pump was made even more unusual by connecting it to a teeter-totter.
The Victorian-inspired house, vegetable baskets, teeter-totter, trellis, and lavish garden are covered with a multitude of flowers, including colorful tulips, iris, delphinium, larkspur, lilies, peony, and daffodils.
This pathway is poised on a biological teeter-totter," she concluded, "and our work highlights that it's essential to control its activity to find the appropriate balance for each disease.
As she nears the station, the car's radiator overheats (A) and sprays steam upward (B), scalding the backside of a polar bear sitting in a net above it (C), causing the polar bear to jump out and land on one end of a teeter-totter affixed to the front end of the car (D), thereby catapulting the commuter husband, who's sitting on the other end, onto the rear steps of the train - just in time.
horse, horse tilt, ridy horse, seesaw, teeter, teeterboard, teetering board, teetering horse, teeter-totter, tilt, tilting board, tinter, tinter board, or tippity bounce?
rex, like other two-legged dinosaurs, walked with its head almost level with its tail, like a teeter-totter that is balanced.
In fact, with schoolyard fervor, Alexander drops his full weight on the industrial side of the teeter-totter in an attempt to knock his rivals through the ozone hole.
The teeter-totter in the middle car goes up and down while the Easter basket in the caboose spins 'round and 'round.
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With Alpha Gamma Delta on one side and Beta Theta Pi on the other, the sisters and brothers teeter-totter for five straight days to raise money and awareness for Juvenile Diabetes Research and cancer research.