Definitions for seesawˈsiˌsɔ
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seesaw, teeter, teeter-totter, teetertotter, teeterboard, tilting board, dandle board(verb)
a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end
teeter-totter, teetertotter, seesaw(verb)
ride on a plank
move up and down as if on a seesaw
teeter, seesaw, totter(verb)
move unsteadily, with a rocking motion
A structure composed of a plank, balanced in the middle, used as a game in which one person goes up as the other goes down; a teeter-totter
a series of up-and-down movements.
a series of alternating movements or feelings
To use a seesaw.
Origin: Probably a frequentative imitative of rhythmic back-and-forth, up-and-down or zigzaging motion, such as teeter-totter, zigzag, flip-flop, ping-pong, etc., under the umbrella term of reduplication; also likely influenced by the verbs see and saw of either present or past tense.
a play among children in which they are seated upon the opposite ends of a plank which is balanced in the middle, and move alternately up and down
a plank or board adjusted for this play
a vibratory or reciprocating motion
same as Crossruff
to move with a reciprocating motion; to move backward and forward, or upward and downward
to cause to move backward and forward in seesaw fashion
moving up and down, or to and fro; having a reciprocating motion
Origin: [Probably a reduplication of saw, to express the alternate motion to and fro, as in the act of sawing.]
A seesaw is a long, narrow board pivoted in the middle so that, as one end goes up, the other goes down.
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Translations for seesaw
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- wippen, Wippe, Schaukel, SchaukelbrettGerman
- baskulo, baskulumiEsperanto
- balanceo, balancín, subibajaSpanish
- keinulauta, keinua, keinuminenFinnish
- balançoire, tapeculFrench
- libikókázik, mérleghinta, mérleghintázik, libikókaHungarian
- vegasalt, vega saltIcelandic
- 널뛰기, 널뛰다, 널Korean
- клацкалка, клацкање, се клацкаMacedonian
- dumphuske, dumpe, svingeNorwegian
- balancé, gangorraPortuguese
- качаться на доске, качелиRussian
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