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Meaning of SEESAW

Pronunciation:  'see`so

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a plaything that is ridden up and down by children at either end
  2. [v]  move unsteadily, with a rocking motion
  3. [v]  move up and down as if on a seesaw
  4. [v]  ride on a plank
 

SEESAW is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: teeter, teeterboard, teeter-totter, totter
 
 See Also: move, play, playground, plaything, toy

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \See"saw`\, n. [Probably a reduplication of saw, to
    express the alternate motion to and fro, as in the act of
    sawing.]
    1. A play among children in which they are seated upon the
       opposite ends of a plank which is balanced in the middle,
       and move alternately up and down.
    
    2. A plank or board adjusted for this play.
    
    3. A vibratory or reciprocating motion.
    
             He has been arguing in a circle; there is thus a
             seesaw between the hypothesis and fact. --Sir W.
                                                   Hamilton.
    
    4. (Whist.) Same as {Crossruff}.
    
    
  2. \See"saw`\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Seesawad}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Seesawing}.]
    To move with a reciprocating motion; to move backward and
    forward, or upward and downward.
    
    
  3. \See"saw`\, v. t.
    To cause to move backward and forward in seesaw fashion.
    
          He seesaws himself to and fro.           --Ld. Lytton.
    
    
  4. \See"saw`\, a.
    Moving up and down, or to and fro; having a reciprocating
    motion.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

An early system on the ibm 701.

[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].

 

 

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