Origin of skelter

First recorded in 1850–55; probably extracted from helter-skelter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for skelter

Historical Examples of skelter

  • The shadow of Helter, Skelter, & Grab lay upon the tea-table.

  • There was a swirling and a skelter of brown and yellow leaves at the gap in the lane where we struck across a vegetable garden.

    Pushed and the Return Push

    George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)