teeterboard

noun
tee·​ter·​board | \ ˈtē-tər-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce teeterboard (audio) \

Definition of teeterboard

2 : a board placed on a raised support so that a person standing on one end of the board is thrown into the air if another jumps on the opposite end

Examples of teeterboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Malatsi has been a contortionist and acrobat, and performed on the teeterboard and as a DJ, among other jobs on his way to the ringmaster’s mic. Cindy Dampier, chicagotribune.com, 5 Nov. 2019 Death-defying leaps on the teeterboard commanded whoops from the audience. Nora Mcgreevy, BostonGlobe.com, 20 June 2019 By contrast, the teeterboard act seemed shaky, with four acrobats, taking turns jumping on a see-saw to catapult their somersaulting partners into the sky. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 Mar. 2018 See Caribbean dancers, contortionists, acrobats, a hire-wire act, teeterboard, a giant wheel, Russian bar, elephants, motorcycles, and a mixed animal act featuring zebras and camels under the big top at Miramar Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Parkway. Jennifer Jhon, South Florida Parenting, 22 Mar. 2018 Among the world-class stars: the Sensational Sozonov, balancing on a teeterboard atop sky-high cylinders. Holly Millea, Smithsonian, 29 July 2017 Among the world-class stars: the Sensational Sozonov, balancing on a teeterboard atop sky-high cylinders. Holly Millea, Smithsonian, 29 June 2017

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First Known Use of teeterboard

1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Teeterboard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/teeterboard. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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