kilter definition

  • noun:
    • Good condition; proper form: "policy 'adjustments' built to bring the . . . country's economy back to kilter because of the Western economic climate” ( Edward Zuckerman).
    • great form, purchase or condition; fettle
    • Regular order or proper problem. Same as kelter, but kilter may be the more common spelling within the U. S. Used mainly in term regarding kilter, meaning out of order or irregular for some reason.
    • Order; correct form, version, or problem: only when you look at the colloquial phrase out of kilter.
    • In poker, a hand without any card above a nine. no set, no opportunity to make either flush or right.
    • in working order

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