from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A device or structure, such as a drawbridge, counterbalanced so that when one end is lowered the other is raised.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a counterbalanced structure having one end that rises as the other lowers
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. In mechanics, an apparatus on the principle of the seesaw, in which one end rises as the other falls.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An arrangement in bridges by which one portion balances another.
- n. A form of bailing-scoop.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a structure or device in which one end is counterbalanced by the other (on the principle of the seesaw)
French, seesaw : bas, low (from Medieval Latin bassus) + cul, bottom (from Latin cūlus, rump.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French seesaw (Wiktionary)