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Definition of "teeter-totter" [teeter-totter]

  • Upper Northern & Western U.S. See seesaw. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "teeter-totter" in a sentence
  • "The girl saw the flash and yelped, and the woman turned to face Pa head-on, the kindling like a teeter-totter on her head."
  • "The 3-year-old, four-pound Yorkshire, who wore a ribbon in her hair for the event, cleared several hurdles and tunnels, zigzagged through poles and traversed a teeter-totter at an average two yards per second in a race against the clock."
  • "Much like the two people on this teeter-totter, it can go either way."
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