Definition of Teeter

1. Noun. A plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end.

Exact synonyms: Dandle Board, Seesaw, Teeter-totter, Teeterboard, Teetertotter, Tilting Board
Group relationships: Playground
Generic synonyms: Plaything, Toy
Derivative terms: Seesaw, Seesaw, Seesaw



2. Verb. Move unsteadily, with a rocking motion.
Exact synonyms: Seesaw, Totter
Generic synonyms: Move
Derivative terms: Seesaw

Definition of Teeter

1. v. i. & t. To move up and down on the ends of a balanced plank, or the like, as children do for sport; to seesaw; to titter; to titter-totter.

Definition of Teeter

1. Verb. To tilt back and forth on an edge. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Teeter

1. to move unsteadily [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Teeter

teepleite
teer
teered
teering
teers
tees
tees off
teeshirt
teeshirted
teeshirts
teest
teests
teet
teetan
teetee
teeter (current term)
teeter-tail
teeter-totter
teeter-totters
teeterboard
teeterboarder
teeterboarders
teeterboards
teetered
teetering
teeteringly
teeters
teetertotter
teetertottered
teetertottering

Literary usage of Teeter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Playground Technique and Playcraft by Arthur Leland, Lorna Highbee Leland (1909)
"8 DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING AND ERECTING FOUR AND FIVE BOARD teeter FRAMES WITH STANDARD FITTINGS ... PIPE AND FITTINGS REQUIRED FOR FIVE BOARD teeter FRAME. ..."

2. Children's Story-sermons by Hugh Thomson Kerr (1911)
"LXXVI teeter-Totter I SUPPOSE none of you ever played seesaw, ... It is a great game, this teeter-totter, and it is a good deal like the bigger game of life ..."

3. A Text Book of Ore Dressing by Robert Hallowell Richards, Earl Smith Bardwell, Edwin G. Goodwin (1909)
"If the ratio between the area of the quicksand column and the sorting column is too large we have full teeter but no discharge. If the areas are properly ..."

4. Training the Boy by William Arch McKeever (1913)
"THE teeter BOARD Of course it takes two to engage in this old-time play. Borrow a child to match your own if you have but one. Then obtain a two-inch plank, ..."

5. Training the Boy by William Arch McKeever (1913)
"THE teeter BOARD Of course it takes two to engage in this old-time play. Borrow a child to match your own if you have but one. Then obtain a two-inch plank, ..."

6. Acts of the State of Ohio by Ohio, Ohio General Assembly, Ohio Secretary of State (1889)
"For the relief of George L. teeter. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the local directors of sub-district No. ..."

7. A Handbook of the Petroleum Industry by David Talbot Day (1922)
"... flash teeter. touch the cast-iron air-bath. The whole assembly is rigidly fastened to a supporting tripod. The oil cup is a flat-bottom cylinder made of ..."

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