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skelter

play
intransitive verb skel·ter \ˈskel-tər\

Definition of skelter

skeltered

skeltering

play \-t(ə-)riŋ\
  1. :  scurry



Origin and Etymology of skelter

from -skelter (in helter-skelter)


First Known Use: 1852


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