- a plow handle.
- a crutch.
verb (used with object)
- stillson wrench,
- stilt bug,
- stilt root,
Origin of stilt
Examples from the Web for stilt
Later, we experimented on many oological varieties, especially Stilt's and Avocet's eggs.Wild Spain (Espaa agreste)|Abel Chapman
The stilt (Himantopus candidus) may be described as a sandpiper on red stilts.Glimpses of Indian Birds|Douglas Dewar
Now, as every stilt walker knows, it is impossible to stay motionless on stilts.A Little Florida Lady|Dorothy C. Paine
But he said he would do his best to run out the remainder on a stilt.Mary Tudor, Queen of France|Mary Croom Brown
The speed that the stilt walkers attain is easily explained.
Word Origin for stilt
early 14c., "a crutch," from Proto-Germanic *steltijon (cf. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch stelte "stilt," Old High German stelza "plow handle, crutch"), from PIE root *stel- "to put, stand" (see stall (n.1)). Application to "wooden poles for walking across marshy ground, etc." is from mid-15c. Meaning "one of the posts on which a building is raised from the ground" is first attested 1690s. Stilted in the figurative sense of "pompous, stuffy" is first recorded 1820.