Definition of kilter noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɪltə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɪltər//
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Word Originearly 17th cent.: of unknown origin.Idioms
    out of kilter
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  1. 1not agreeing with or the same as something else His views are out of kilter with world opinion.
  2. 2no longer continuing or working in the normal way Long flights throw my sleeping pattern out of kilter for days.
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