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

n 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
Type of:
plaything, toy
an artifact designed to be played with

v ride on a plank

Synonyms:
teeter-totter, teetertotter
Type of:
play
participate in games or sport

v move up and down as if on a seesaw

Type of:
move
move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

v move unsteadily, with a rocking motion

Synonyms:
teeter, totter
Type of:
move
move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

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