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- (UK) IPA: /ˈɹɪk.ɪ.ti/, /ˈɹɪk.ə.ti/, X-SAMPA: /"rIk.I.ti/, /"rIk.@.ti/
- Of an object: not strong or sturdy, as because of poor construction or upkeep; not safe or secure; giddy; shaky.
- He hesitated about climbing such a small, rickety ladder.
- Of a person: feeble in the joints; tottering.
- The rickety old man hardly managed to climb the stairs.
- Affected with or suffering from rickets.
not strong because of poor construction or upkeep
feeble in the joints, tottering