Recent Examples of rickety from the Web
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.)
Bowling balls dangle from a rickety rod, metal fold-out chairs sit atop a battered cart with flat tires, a roller coaster-like structure is made of 65 aluminum lunch trays, and 1960s TV sets and rusty kitchen appliances are strewn in a heap.
The idea behind Colon/Dickey was to let the old guys prop up a rickety team for the entertainment of SunTrust audiences.
Andrew, clad in loose white garb, opens the door on a dim foyer littered with a broken bucket and other garbage and ushers us up a dingy, rickety staircase.
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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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