Compare walter (“to roll”).
- Liable to roll over.
- This ship is so crank and walty
- I fear our grave she will be!
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for walty in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)