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Noun: stilt  stilt
  1. A column of wood, steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure
    - pile, spile, piling
  2. One of two stout poles with foot rests in the middle; used for walking high above the ground
    "he was so tall I thought he was on stilts"
  3. Long-legged three-toed wading bird of brackish marshes of Australia
    - Australian stilt
  4. Long-legged three-toed black-and-white wading bird of inland ponds and marshes or brackish lagoons
    - stiltbird, longlegs, long-legs, stilt plover, Himantopus stilt

Derived forms: stilts

Type of: column, limicoline bird, pillar, pole, shore bird, shorebird

Part of: Cladorhyncus, genus Cladorhyncus, genus Himantopus, Himantopus

Encyclopedia: Stilt