teeth·er | \ ˈtē-t͟hər \

Definition of teether 

: an object (such as a teething ring) designed for a baby to bite on during teething

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The recall includes pacifier and teether holders sold at Amazon, Target, Toys R Us, Walmart, and more for about $10 between August 2015 and March 2018. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "Nearly 600K Dr. Brown's Pacifier Holders Recalled Due to Choking Hazard," 16 Mar. 2018 What’s next: A new product line, including a sleek wooden play kitchen, new teether designs and a modern take on the classic stick horse. Linda Jerkins, ajc, "Artisan gifts from Georgia for all ages," 7 Nov. 2017 The gym includes a piano and five hanging toys: an infant mirror, an elephant with a clacker, a frog with a rolling ball, a tiger and a hippo teether, each with different textures and colors. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, "Fisher Price Kick and Play Piano Gym," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of teether

1946, in the meaning defined above

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