seesaw

A seesaw is a piece of playground equipment made of a board balanced on a center support. To play on a seesaw, you sit on one end with a friend on the other end, moving up and down.

You might also call a seesaw a teeter-totter — they are common in parks and on school playgrounds. When you sit on a seesaw, with your friend on the opposite side, each of you takes turns pushing up off the ground. When you go up into the air, your friend touches the ground, and when your friend goes up, you go down. Seesaw comes from the French ci-ça, or "this-that."

Definitions of seesaw
  1. noun
    a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end
    synonyms: dandle board, teeter, teeter-totter, teeterboard, teetertotter, tilting board
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    type of:
    plaything, toy
    an artifact designed to be played with
  2. verb
    ride on a plank
    synonyms: teeter-totter, teetertotter
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    type of:
    play
    participate in games or sport
  3. verb
    move up and down as if on a seesaw
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    type of:
    move
    move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
  4. verb
    move unsteadily, with a rocking motion
    synonyms: teeter, totter
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    type of:
    move
    move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
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