[tee-ter-tot-er]Chiefly Northern, North Midland, and Western U.S.
verb (used without object)
to ride a seesaw.
Origin of teetertotter
gradational formation based on totter
Regional variation note
1. See seesaw.
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Related Words for teeter-tottervacillate, wobble, lurch, seesaw, waver, teeter, fluctuate, totter, tremble, dangle, stagger, falter, flutter, reel, stumble, toss, flicker, vary, pitch, ripple
Examples from the Web for teeter-totter
Historical Examples of teeter-totter
Saw out two boys and the teeter-totter board (B, Fig. 13), cutting out the center opening accurately.Educational Toys
Louis C. Petersen