stilt

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English[edit]

Stilts (walking poles).

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Etymology[edit]

Akin to Danish stylte, 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?)

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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

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