Definition of seesaw:
- A plank or board adjusted for this play.
- 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 vibratory or reciprocating motion.
- Moving up and down, or to and fro; having a reciprocating motion.
- Same as Crossruff.
- To cause to move backward and forward in seesaw fashion.
- To move with a reciprocating motion; to move backward and forward, or upward and downward.
- correlate (part of speech: verb)
- oscillate (part of speech: verb)
- "The Breath of Life", John Burroughs.
- "In a Little Town", Rupert Hughes.
He is not considered a social outcast because he once kicked or bit, or because he threw his milk over the table; he learns to balance and adjust his muscles on a seesaw, when a fall on soft grass is a matter of little importance, and this is better than waiting till he is compelled hastily to cross a river on a narrow plank.- "The Child Under Eight", E.R. Murray and Henrietta Brown Smith.