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skelter

[skel-ter]
verb (used without object)
  1. to scurry.
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Origin of skelter

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

Examples from the Web for skelter

Historical Examples

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

    The Plattner Story and Others

    H. G. Wells

  • 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)