Pronunciation: (stilt), [key]
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. Ceram.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.
5. Brit. Dial.
a. a plow handle.
b. a crutch.
to raise on or as if on stilts.
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