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n. Upper Northern & Western US
See seesaw.
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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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IN HIS YOUTH, Steve Hosein spent many evenings lying back on the teeter-totters in a neighborhood park looking at the stars.
A balance teeter-totters. It moves, something gives and other things take, and other days it might be the opposite."
Getting to the top is no easy feat physically or mentally, but there are accompanying challenges and activities including giant teeter-totters, low ropes, and space to simply run around.
A bit of thumb pressure on the barrel hoods moved them up and down like teeter-totters! Triggers went 8.5 pounds on the A1 and 8 pounds on the 1911, but were more "hard" than gritty.
Marlin also has to crawl through tunnels and windows, and cross bridges and teeter-totters. It may seem silly to picture a dog on a teeter-totter, but this teaches Marlin how to walk on unstable surfaces.
Shoulder Teeter-Totters: Hook the hands together in Bear Grip at the heart center.
Initiates were menaced by fake branding irons, electrocuted by teeter-totters, ambushed by collapsing chairs.
Wooden teeter-totters have just a little flexibility to allow children some "suspension," cushioning the ride.
Dogs compete at jumps, go through mazes and maneuver around/over other obstacles such as teeter-totters and ladders.
Without that lever, the coal cart wouldn't have had enough strength to loosen the boulder--which in turn passed the chain reaction on to such items as toppling steps, falling barrels, sifting sand, and teeter-totters.
A section on sports and games includes ambitious projects such as bicycle obstacle courses with ramps teeter-totters and skate ramps.