Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To stick together.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

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