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[kel-ter] /ˈkɛl tər/
noun, Chiefly British Dialect
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  • It was intimated to me that such "frivolousness" was out of kelter with the profession of a Christian.

    From the Bottom Up Alexander Irvine
  • Once there was a Gentleman of the deepest dye who was all out of kelter.

    Ade's Fables George Ade
  • 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
  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for kelter


a variant of kilter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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