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[kil-ter] /ˈkɪl tər/

good condition; order:
The engine was out of kilter.
Poker. 2 .
working order or alignment (esp in the phrases off kilter, out of kilter)

in out of kilter (1620s) variant of English dialectal kelter (c.1600) “good condition, order,” of unknown origin.

Related Terms

out of kilter
see: out of kilter


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