noun(in phrase out of kilter)
- Out of harmony or balance: daylight saving throws everybody’s body clock out of kilterMore example sentences
- House of Lords reform is up for debate next year, council elections need reform, the balance of power is out of kilter, but it's all hotch-potch and hand-to-mouth.
- But when the two banks amalgamated, it threw the whole religious balance out of kilter.
- The numbers are out of kilter and the balance is wrong.
early 17th century: of unknown origin.