Hel"ter-skel"ter (?), adv. [An onomatpoetic word. Cf. G. holter-polter, D. holder de bolder.]

In hurry and confusion; without definite purpose; irregularly.

[Colloq.]

Helter-skelter have I rode to thee. Shak.

A wistaria vine running helter-skelter across the roof. J. C. Harris.

 

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