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teetertotter

or teeter-totter

[tee-ter-tot-er] /ˈti tərˌtɒt ər/ Chiefly Northern, North Midland, and Western U.S.
noun
1.
a seesaw.
verb (used without object)
2.
to ride a seesaw.
Origin of teetertotter
gradational formation based on totter
Regional variation note
1. See seesaw.
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  • Saw out two boys and the teeter-totter board (B, Fig. 13), cutting out the center opening accurately.

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