plaything

Definitions of plaything
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n an artifact designed to be played with

Synonyms:
toy
Types:
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ball
a spherical object used as a plaything
balloon
small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck
cockhorse
anything used as a toy horse (such as a rocking horse or one knee of an adult)
doll, dolly
a small replica of a person; used as a toy
doll's house, dollhouse
a small model of a house used as a toy by children
Frisbee
a light, plastic disk about 10 inches in diameter; propelled with a flip of the wrist for recreation or competition
hobby, hobbyhorse, rocking horse
a child's plaything consisting of an imitation horse mounted on rockers; the child straddles it and pretends to ride
hula-hoop
plaything consisting of a tubular plastic hoop for swinging around the hips
jack-in-the-box
plaything consisting of a toy clown that jumps out of a box when the lid is opened
jungle gym
a structure of vertical and horizontal rods where children can climb and play
jumping jack
plaything consisting of a toy figure with movable joints that can be made to dance by pulling strings
kaleidoscope
an optical toy in a tube; it produces symmetrical patterns as bits of colored glass are reflected by mirrors
kite
plaything consisting of a light frame covered with tissue paper; flown in wind at end of a string
Lego, Lego set
(trademark) a child's plastic construction set for making mechanical models
Meccano, Meccano set
a child's construction set for making mechanical models
pea shooter
a straight narrow tube through which pellets (as dried peas) can be blown at a target
pinata
plaything consisting of a container filled with toys and candy; suspended from a height for blindfolded children to break with sticks
pinwheel, pinwheel wind collector
a toy consisting of vanes of colored paper or plastic that is pinned to a stick and spins when it is pointed into the wind
playhouse, wendy house
plaything consisting of a small model of a house that children can play inside of
pogo stick
plaything consisting of a pole with foot rests and a strong spring; propelled by jumping
popgun
plaything consisting of a toy gun that makes a popping sound
rattle
a baby's toy that makes percussive noises when shaken
sandbox, sandpile, sandpit
a plaything consisting of a pile of sand or a box filled with sand for children to play in
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
playground slide, slide, sliding board
plaything consisting of a sloping chute down which children can slide
catapult, sling, slingshot
a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones
stick horse
a child's plaything consisting on an imitation horse's head on one end of a stick
swing
mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
teddy, teddy bear
plaything consisting of a child's toy bear (usually plush and stuffed with soft materials)
spinning top, teetotum, top, whirligig
a conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin
train set
a toy consisting of small models of railroad trains and the track for them to run on
squirt gun, squirter, water gun, water pistol
plaything consisting of a toy pistol that squirts water
yo-yo
a toy consisting of a spool that is reeled up and down on a string by motions of the hand
beach ball, beachball
large and light ball; for play at the seaside
box kite
a kite shaped like a box open at both ends
golliwog, golliwogg
a grotesque black doll
humming top
a top that makes a humming noise as it spins
kachina
a carved doll wearing the costume of a particular Pueblo spirit; usually presented to a child as a gift
paper doll
a piece of paper cut or folded into the shape of a human being
peg top
a pear-shaped top made of wood with a metal center pin
puppet
a doll with a hollow head of a person or animal and a cloth body; intended to fit over the hand and be manipulated with the fingers
rag doll
a cloth doll that is stuffed and (usually) painted
sawdust doll
a doll that is stuffed with sawdust
snowball
snow pressed into a ball for throwing (playfully)
sport kite, stunt kite
a maneuverable kite controlled by two lines and flown with both hands
toy soldier
a doll that resembles a soldier
trapeze
a swing used by circus acrobats
tree house
a playhouse built in the branches of a tree
whip top, whipping top
a top that is spun by whipping
Type of:
artefact, artifact
a man-made object taken as a whole

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