Kel"ter (?), n. [Cf. Gael. & Ir. cealt clothes, Gael. cealltair spear, castle, cause, Prov. E. kilter tool, instrument. Cf. Kilt.]
Regular order or proper condition.
[Written also kilter
If the organs of prayer be out of kelter or out of tune, how can we pray?
<-- now most commonly out of kilter -->
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