Definition of "seesaw" [see•saw]

  • (noun) A long plank balanced on a central fulcrum so that with a person riding on each end, one end goes up as the other goes down. Also called regionally dandle, dandle board, teedle board, teeter, teeterboard, teeter-totter, tilt1, tilting board. See Regional Note at teeter-totter.
  • (noun) The act or game of riding a seesaw.
  • (noun) A back-and-forth or up-and-down movement, as of the lead between two contesting parties.
  • (verb-intransitive) To play on a seesaw.
  • (verb-intransitive) To move back and forth or up and down.

Use "seesaw" in a sentence

  • "It relies on what they term "seesaw" logic gates, which we've diagrammed below."
  • "It's what I call the "seesaw of pain" - somebody's always getting hurt."
  • "And the polls are about as steady as a seesaw, which is to say that if you pay too close attention, you could get motion sickness."

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