one of two poles, each with a support for the foot at some distance above the bottom end, enabling the wearer to walk with their feet above the ground.
one of several posts supporting a structure built above the surface of land or water.
Ceramics. a three-armed support for an object being fired.
any of several wading birds with very long pink legs and a long, slender bill, including the black-and-white Cladorhynchus leucocephalus and Himantopus himantopus.
a plow handle.
to raise on or as if on stilts.
- stiltlike, adjective
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How to use stilt in a sentence
Dorris in turn threatened to raise it on stilts and move the flags to 100-foot flagpoles—a plan that turned out to be unnecessary because the state refused to add vegetation.The Hideous People Behind a ‘Heinously Ugly’ Confederate Statue | Mark Potok | December 19, 2021 | The Daily Beast
The cheery blue puffs suspended atop ladderlike stilts suggested heaven was attainable.The Hudson Valley’s outdoor art parks make for an alluring pandemic destination | Nevin Martell | April 23, 2021 | Washington Post
A Y Combinator alum, stilt was founded five years ago by Rohit Mittal and Priyank Singh.Stilt, a financial services provider for immigrants, raises $100 million debt facility from Silicon Valley Bank | Catherine Shu | January 27, 2021 | TechCrunch
With the utmost caution he came over the high sedges on his stilt-like legs to the brink of the creek and posed.Roof and Meadow | Dallas Lore Sharp
These birds are of the plover family, and might with propriety be called the stilt plovers.The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 2 | Gilbert White
The stilt breeds as far north as eastern Oregon, but is little seen north of southern California in the winter.Game Birds and Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast | Harry Thom Payne
You notice that, unlike those stilt-walkers, the herons, the flamingoes have webbed feet.The Adventures of a Grain of Dust | Hallam Hawksworth
But he said he would do his best to run out the remainder on a stilt.Mary Tudor, Queen of France | Mary Croom Brown
British Dictionary definitions for stilt
either of a pair of two long poles with footrests on which a person stands and walks, as used by circus clowns
a long post or column that is used with others to support a building above ground level
any of several shore birds of the genera Himantopus and Cladorhynchus, similar to the avocets but having a straight bill
(tr) to raise or place on or as if on stilts
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