Tot"ter (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tottered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Tottering.] [Probably for older tolter; cf. AS. tealtrian to totter, vacillate. Cf.Tilt to incline, Toddle, Tottle, Totty.]
To shake so as to threaten a fall; to vacillate; to be unsteady; to stagger; as,an old man totters with age.
"As a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering
Ps. lxii. 3.
To shake; to reel; to lean; to waver.
Troy nods from high, and totters to her fall.
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