Definition of rickety:
lopsided, unstable, imperfect, cockeyed, unaccented, askew, nerveless, woebegone, wobbly, precarious, weakly, unsteady, shivering, rachitic, washy, derelict, sapless, skew-whiff, tottery, wonky, awry, light, creaky, trembling, shaky, tottering, flea-bitten, debile, flexible, sick, lame, watery, fallible.
- "The Story of My Boyhood and Youth", John Muir.
Then the roads became blocked with all manner of rickety vehicles, many of them of the most primitive description, filled with the families and furniture of peaceable farmers, who had left their homes in fear of the approaching rebels.- "Siege of Washington, D.C.", F. Colburn Adams.
- "Sant' Ilario", F. Marion Crawford.