Definition of Teeter-totter

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, Teeterboard, Teetertotter, Tilting Board
Group relationships: Playground
Generic synonyms: Plaything, Toy
Derivative terms: Seesaw, Seesaw, Seesaw



2. Verb. Ride on a plank.
Exact synonyms: Seesaw, Teetertotter
Generic synonyms: Play
Derivative terms: Seesaw

Definition of Teeter-totter

1. Noun. (often childish) A seesaw; a piece of playground equipment consisting of a long board with seats at either end, with a pivot point in the center. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Teeter-totter

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

Literary usage of Teeter-totter

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

1. 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 ..."

2. Childhood Verse by Walter Anthony Ryan (1903)
"teeter-totter, bread and water. What a merry ride. Hold on tight with all your might. Or off the board you'll slide. teeter-totter, bread and water. ..."

3. Annual Report by Milwaukee (Wis.). Park Commission (1907)
"A gravel wading pool was made and the following apparatus set up : One eight-seat swing, one lawn swing, one giant stride, one five-board teeter totter, ..."

4. Spanish/english Read& Understand, Grade 2 by Jo Ellen Moore (2005)
"They played on the swings, slide, and teeter-totter. 6. ... Page 232 teeter-totter sack picnic lunch Page 233 balloon sushi friend hat lemonade surprises ..."

5. The Universal Playground: A Planning Guide by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Safer than the traditional fulcrum teeter-totter. Mounted on sturdy coil springs, topped by colorful stylized animal forms. Two point suspended swing with ..."

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