from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative spelling of kilter. meaning order or balance

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Regular order or proper condition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Made of kelt.
  • n. See kilter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. in working order


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  • Hill7, I believe this is what you want: the online Dictionary of Scots Language (one of my favorite online dictionaries) has an entry for "kilter" which defines it as "to tilt up" and "to tumble headlong, to go head over heels, to fall," among other definitions.

    December 15, 2009

  • I read once in a book I can't remember, that someone was "keltered into the sea." Has anyone run into this?

    December 14, 2009