teetertotter


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tee′ter•tot`ter

or tee′ter-tot`ter,



n.
1. a seesaw.
v.i.
2. to ride a seesaw.
[1900–05, Amer.; gradational formation based on totter; compare British dial. titter-totter, teeter-cum-tauter]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.teetertotter - a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrumteetertotter - 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.teetertotter - 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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Pushing along the edge of a lone evergreen I fell again, tripped up by the handle of a child's teetertotter.
From the flecks of foam collecting on hubby's mustache, I guessed that the Bolism kids were a long way from regaining their respective positions on the teetertotter.