from The Century Dictionary.

  • Made of kelt.
  • noun See kilter.

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

  • noun Colloq., chiefly British spelling Regular order or proper condition.

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

  • noun Alternative spelling of kilter. meaning order or balance

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

  • noun in working order


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  • 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

  • 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