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

See also: unstable, unsteady

Type of: move, rock, shake, sway, walk

Encyclopedia: Totter, Stephen