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Meaning of stilt

stilt

Pronunciation: (stilt), [key]
— n.
  1. one of two poles, each with a support for the foot at some distance above the bottom end, enabling the wearer to walk with his or her feet above the ground.
  2. one of several posts supporting a structure built above the surface of land or water.
  3. a three-armed support for an object being fired.
  4. any of several white-and-black wading birds, esp. Cladorhynchus leucocephalus and Himantopus himantopus, having long, bright pink legs and a long, slender black bill.
    1. a plow handle.
    2. a crutch.
—v.t.
  1. to raise on or as if on stilts.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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