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1. dandle board, seesaw, teeter, teeter-totter, teeterboard, teetertotter, tilting board

a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end


2. seesaw, teeter-totter, teetertotter

ride on a plank

3. seesaw

move up and down as if on a seesaw

4. seesaw, teeter, totter

move unsteadily, with a rocking motion

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of seesaw
a plank balanced in the middle so that two people seated on the ends can ride up and down by pushing on the ground with their feet
the pastime of riding up and down on a seesaw
an up-and-down or back-and-forth movement
(as modifier)
a seesaw movement
4. (intransitive)
to move up and down or back and forth in such a manner; oscillate

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see synonyms of seesaw
a plank balanced on a support at the middle, used by children at play, who ride the ends so that when one goes up, the other comes down
the act of riding a plank in this way
any up-and-down or back-and-forth movement or change, as in the lead in a competition
moving up and down or back and forth
verb transitive, verb intransitive
to move on or as on a seesaw

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of seesaw
1. 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.
2. The act or game of riding a seesaw.
3. A back-and-forth or up-and-down movement.
4. An action or process in which something repeatedly changes from one condition or situation to another: the seesaw in temperatures.
intr.v. see·sawed, see·saw·ing, see·saws
1. To play on a seesaw.
2. To move back and forth or up and down.
3. To change back and forth from one condition or situation to another: The lead seesawed for much of the tennis match.

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