Falter is defined as to move in an uncertain way or to hesitate in word or action.(verb)
An example of falter is to stumble through a dark hallway.
See falter in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME faltren, prob. < ON, as in faltra(sk), be uncertain
See falter in American Heritage Dictionary 4
intransitive verb fal·tered, fal·ter·ing, fal·ters
Origin: Middle English falteren, to stagger
Origin: , possibly from Old Norse faltrask, to be puzzled, hesitate.
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