Definition of rickety adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈrɪkəti//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɪkəti//
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not strong or well made; likely to break a rickety chair We climbed up the rickety wooden stairs which led to the third floor. Word Origin late 17th cent.: from rickets + -y.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: rickety