Definition of "skelter" [skel•ter]

  • To run off helter-skelter; to hurry; to scurry. (verb)

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Use "skelter" in a sentence
  • "He blamed Skinner for his etymology for helter-skelter from the Anglo-Saxon words for the darkness of hell: "Hell, says he, being a place of confusion.""
  • "Given the pace of cultural change in the helter-skelter postwar boom, it would be an incongruously long reign."
  • "On the helter-skelter main roads in these villages and towns we pass by tiendas offering everything from toothpaste to tomatoes or a farmacia where you can purchase drugs that don't require taking out a bank loan, although it might be useful to check their expiry dates."