kelter

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Kelter \Kel"ter\, noun [Cf. Gael. & Ir. cealt clothes, Gael. cealltair spear, castle, cause, Prov. E. kilter tool, instrument. Cf. {Kilt}.] Regular order or proper condition. [Usually written {kilter} in th U. S.] [Colloq., chiefly British spelling]

If the organs of prayer be out of kelter or out of tune, how can we pray? --Barrow.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

kilter \kil"ter\ (k[i^]l"t[~e]r), noun [Cf. Gael. & Ir. cealt clothes, Gael. cealltair spear, castle, cause, Prov. E. kilter tool, instrument. Cf. {Kilt}.] Regular order or proper condition. Same as {kelter}, but {kilter} is the more common spelling in the U. S. Used chiefly in the phrase out of kilter, meaning out of order or irregular in some manner. [Also spelled {kelter}.] [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

kelter

noun

1: in working order; "out of kilter"; "in good kilter" [syn: {kilter}, {kelter}]


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