skel·​ter ˈskel-tər How to pronounce skelter (audio)
skeltered; skeltering skel-t(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce skelter (audio)

Word History


from -skelter (in helter-skelter)

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of skelter was in 1852

Dictionary Entries Near skelter

Cite this Entry

“Skelter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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