(noun, verb)


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

Similar word(s): seesaw, teeterboard, teetertotter

Definition categories: man–made, plaything, toy


1. move unsteadily, with a rocking motion

Similar word(s): seesaw, totter

Definition categories: motion, move

Sentences with teeter as a verb:

- Adjust the feet if you can teeter the washing machine.

- We teetered on the fence about buying getaway tickets and missed the opportunity.

- Despite appearances, the firm was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.