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noun Chiefly British Dialect.
  1. kilter.
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Examples from the Web for kelter

Historical Examples

  • Once there was a Gentleman of the deepest dye who was all out of Kelter.

    Ade's Fables

    George Ade

  • Mrs. Kelter thought it would be better to send for her husband, who was employed as fireman on the emigrant ferryboat.

  • To us, alone and in peril, this diary assumed an epochal importance entirely out of kelter with its face value.

    The Portal of Dreams

    Charles Neville Buck

  • Kelter began a soft and soothing discourse which led nowhere at first but ended finally in a re-order for four hot Scotches.

    The Danger Mark

    Robert W. Chambers

  • But I reckin I must a-been blinded, whut wid things bein' so out of kelter round the 'partmint.

    J. Poindexter, Colored

    Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb

British Dictionary definitions for kelter


  1. a variant of kilter
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