Recent Examples of rickety from the Web
Riding along, and up and down, rickety roads, his body will rattle as if riding on a pneumatic drill.
More on Freep.com: That rickety but promising set — the White Stripes’ first public performance — is being released for streaming and download on this 20th anniversary day.
Judging from the first episode, the investigation is to be a rickety one, with lots of conjecture and not a lot of hard evidence.
And infants are frequently falling from their rickety nests to their deaths, where some have rotted.
Many successful comedies have been built on more rickety foundations than that.
The alley system allowed plenty of room for solid staircases in the back of the buildings instead of rickety metal structures in the front, as in New York.
Only a few of the town's smaller businesses remain, including the rickety trailer where Francis sells hot links po' boys.
So is ramming your opponents with a rickety golf cart.)
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First Known Use of rickety
RICKETY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rickety for English Language Learners
: not strong or stable and likely to break
RICKETY Defined for Kids
Definition of rickety for Students
: in poor condition and likely to break Just below them, hugging the shore, rose a village of thatched huts, with a small, rickety pier, boats on the sand, and nets spread for mending. — Lloyd Alexander, Time Cat
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