skelter

[ skel-ter ]
/ ˈskɛl tər /

verb (used without object)

to scurry.

Origin of skelter

First recorded in 1850–55; probably extracted from helter-skelter
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Examples from the Web for skelter

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