Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To tumble; dance clumsily.
  • v. To become tangled or matted.
  • v. To tread down in a clumsy manner.
  • v. To tangle; clot; mat (as in the hair).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To stick together.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To tumble; dance clumsily.
  • To become tangled or matted.
  • To tread down in a clumsy manner.
  • To tangle; clot; mat, as the hair.

Etymologies

From Middle English balteren, of North Germanic origin, related to Danish baltre, boltreĀ ("to roll, tumble, gambol, romp"). (Wiktionary)

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