kilter

[ kil-ter ]
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noun
  1. good condition; order: The engine was out of kilter.

  2. Poker. skeet2.

Origin of kilter

1
First recorded in 1630–40; variant of dial. kelter< ?

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kilter

kelter

/ (ˈkɪltə) /


noun
  1. working order or alignment (esp in the phrases off kilter, out of kilter)

Origin of kilter

1
C17: origin unknown

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Other Idioms and Phrases with kilter

kilter

see out of kilter.

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