Adjective: tottering tó-tu-ring
Verb: totter tó-tu(r)
- Unsteady in gait as from infirmity or old age
"a tottering skeleton of a horse";
- (of structures or institutions) having lost stability; failing or on the point of collapse
"a tottering empire"
- Move without being stable, as if threatening to fall
"The drunk man tottered over to our table"
- Walk unsteadily
"small children totter";
- toddle, coggle, dodder, paddle, waddle
- Move unsteadily, with a rocking motion
- teeter, seesaw
See also: unstable, unsteady
Type of: move, rock, shake, sway, walk