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teething ring

noun
1.
a circular ring, usually of plastic, ivory, bone, etc., on which a teething baby can bite.
Origin of teething ring
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism
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  • The teething ring stayed up in the air and then by itself moved toward baby's waving hands and let him get a hold of it.

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  • Baby lost his hold on the teething ring, and fell on his back.

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  • He was playing with his teething ring, but something was trying to jerk the teething ring out of his hands.

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British Dictionary definitions for teething ring

teething ring

noun
1.
a plastic, hard rubber, or bone ring on which babies may bite while teething
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