rickety


rick·ety

adjective \ˈri-kə-tē\

: not strong or stable and likely to break

Full Definition of RICKETY

1
:  affected with rickets
2
a :  lacking stability or firmness :  shaky 2a <a rickety coalition>
b :  in unsound physical condition <rickety veterans> <rickety stairs>

First Known Use of RICKETY

1683

rick·ety

adjective \ˈrik-ət-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RICKETY

: affected with rickets : rachitic

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