Recent Examples of rickety from the Web
Access to the real attic, via a death-defying, rickety ladder, was in the bathroom.
The Rohingya migrants’ rickety houses offered little resistance to the storm’s high winds, officials said.
The Hall of Famer grew up in L.A., which continues to sort its feelings about the rickety return of the Rams.
A tiny, rickety elevator descends, hoists you up a few floors, and deposits you in a long corridor without artificial light.
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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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