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.] [>Colloq.]

If the organs of prayer be out of kelter or out of tune, how can we pray? Barrow.
<-- now most commonly out of kilter -->


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