stilt

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Stilts (walking poles).

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English stilte, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *steltijon. Akin to Danish stylte, Dutch stelt, German Stelze.

Noun[edit]

stilt ‎(plural stilts)

  1. Either of two poles with footrests that allow someone to stand or walk above the ground; used mostly by entertainers.
  2. A tall pillar or post used to support some structure; often above water.
  3. Any of various wading birds of the genera Himantopus and Cladorhynchus, related to the avocet, that have extremely long legs and long thin bills.
  4. A crutch.
  5. The handle of a plough.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

stilt ‎(third-person singular simple present stilts, present participle stilting, simple past and past participle stilted)

  1. to raise on stilts, or as if on stilts

Anagrams[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

stilt

  1. past participle of stille