adjective, rick·et·i·er, rick·et·i·est.
Related formsrick·et·i·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for rickety
She looks at you and then points to a rickety wooden boat about twenty-five meters from where you stand.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There were taxis, called “hackneys,” which were rickety stagecoaches cast off by the rich and repurposed as transport for hire.
Ray gave Jay a shell, then stepped onto a small, rickety carousel in the comer of the churchyard and loaded up.
"Yeah, all right," he mutters, then follows his brothers out of the room, down a rickety flight of stairs and into the crucible.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou|John Ed Bradley|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We were staying in this cool, rickety, haunted hotel on Lake Michigan and just had an amazing time.Olivia Wilde on ‘Drinking Buddies,’ Skinny-Dipping, Booze, and More|Marlow Stern|August 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The men kept the water under with the pumps, and the sharp jerk, jerk of the rickety handles rang all night.A Dream of the North Sea|James Runciman
Ashton-Kirk nodded, but before he could reply in words there came a clatter upon the rickety stairs at the far end of the entry.Ashton-Kirk, Investigator|John T. McIntyre
He was a dangerous man to tackle in argument if your knowledge of the subject was rickety.Lines in Pleasant Places|William Senior
It was really bad weather, and the waves washed clean over the rickety little vessel.A Lady's Tour in Corsica, Vol. I (of 2)|Gertrude Forde
With this reply Old Sharon held out his unwashed hand across the rickety ink-splashed table at which he was sitting.My Lady's Money|Wilkie Collins