- to move unsteadily.
- to ride a seesaw; teetertotter.
- to tip (something) up and down; move unsteadily.
- a seesaw motion; wobble.
- a seesaw; teetertotter.
Origin of teeter
Related Words for teeteringtotter, tremble, dangle, stagger, lurch, seesaw, waver, falter, flutter, reel, stumble, topple, quiver, stammer, wiggle, rock, pivot, balance, sway, weave
Examples from the Web for teetering
Contemporary Examples of teetering
Bigger than ever, the sport is at a crossroads, teetering between reverence for its healing past and fear of a pain-filled future.A Millennium After Inventing the Game, the Iroquois Are Lacrosse’s New Superpower
July 21, 2014
Ousted Ukraine President Yanukovych was teetering on the brink of joining EU.PJ O’Rourke on Putin’s Crimea for Help
P. J. O’Rourke
March 7, 2014
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the animal is “teetering on the brink of extinction.”Borana Joins the Fight to Save Kenya’s Rhinos…and Wants You to Help Too
February 18, 2014
“The car was teetering back and forth,” later said FDNY Capt. James Ellson of Rescue 3.Amazing Grace in the Bronx: Inside the Metro-North Train-Wreck Rescue
December 2, 2013
But on the other hand the men seemed to agree that Israel was teetering on the edge of imminent catastrophe and destruction.Israel as a Totem for Jewish Identity
October 24, 2013
Historical Examples of teetering
Only his mind was under attack, only his mind was afraid, teetering on the edge of control.The Dark Door
Alan Edward Nourse
Uncle Marius came toward them, teetering on his toes, the way he always did.The Squirrel-Cage
Teetering on his toes and watching the effect of it all on her, he lighted a large cigar.The Job
Meet him in the woods, teetering along, and he is the less concerned of the two.In the Open
Stanton Davis Kirkham
Every grass-stalk had one on it, teetering and singing away like anything.Miss Primrose
Roy Rolfe Gilson
- to move or cause to move unsteadily; wobble
- another word for seesaw
Word Origin for teeter
1843, "to seesaw," alteration of Middle English titter "move unsteadily," probably from Old Norse titra "to shake, shiver, totter," related to German zittern "to tremble." Noun teeter-totter "see-saw" is attested from 1905.