or tee·ter-tot·ter

[ tee-ter-tot-er ]
/ ˈti tərˌtɒt ər /
Chiefly Northern, North Midland, and Western U.S.


a seesaw.

verb (used without object)

to ride a seesaw.

Words nearby teetertotter

Origin of teetertotter

gradational formation based on totter

regional variation note for teetertotter

1. See seesaw.
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Examples from the Web for teeter-totter

  • Saw out two boys and the teeter-totter board (B, Fig. 13), cutting out the center opening accurately.

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