Definition of Stilt

1. Noun. A column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure.

Exact synonyms: Pile, Piling, Spile
Generic synonyms: Column, Pillar
Specialized synonyms: Sheath Pile, Sheet Pile, Sheet Piling



2. Noun. 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"
Generic synonyms: Pole

3. Noun. Long-legged three-toed wading bird of brackish marshes of Australia.
Exact synonyms: Australian Stilt
Generic synonyms: Limicoline Bird, Shore Bird, Shorebird
Group relationships: Cladorhyncus, Genus Cladorhyncus
Specialized synonyms: Banded Stilt, Cladorhyncus Leucocephalum

4. Noun. Long-legged three-toed black-and-white wading bird of inland ponds and marshes or brackish lagoons.

Definition of Stilt

1. n. A pole, or piece of wood, constructed with a step or loop to raise the foot above the ground in walking. It is sometimes lashed to the leg, and sometimes prolonged upward so as to be steadied by the hand or arm.

2. v. t. To raise on stilts, or as if on stilts.

Definition of Stilt

1. Noun. Either of two poles with footrests that allow someone to stand or walk above the ground; used mostly by entertainers. ¹

2. Noun. A tall pillar or post used to support some structure; often above water. ¹

3. Noun. Any of various wading birds of the genera ''Himantopus'' and ''Cladorhynchus'', related to the avocet, that have extremely long legs and long thin bills. ¹

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stilt

1. to raise on stilts (long, slender poles) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stilt

stillman
stillmen
stillness
stillnesses
stillroom
stillrooms
stills
stillstand
stillstands
stillwaterite
stilly
stilpnomelane
stilpnomelanes
stilpnosiderite
stilpnosiderites
stilt (current term)
stilt plover
stiltbird
stiltbirds
stilted
stiltedly
stiltedness
stiltednesses
stilter
stilters
stiltier
stiltiest
stiltified
stiltifies
stiltify

Literary usage of Stilt

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1. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1876)
"... public school buildings, the state prison, a public library, three weekly newspapers, and nine churches. stilt, a wading bird of the avocet family, ..."

2. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1901)
"Some of them are very slender and have long, thin legs, from which fact they have been termed "stilt bugs." Only six species are known to occur in the ..."

3. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"Some of them are very slender and have long, thin legs, from which fact they have been termed "stilt bugs." Only six species are known to occur in the ..."

4. The Birds of Jamaica: Being a History of the Bird, Its Structure, and Habits by Philip Henry Gosse, Alfred Edmund Brehm, Richard Hill (1874)
"The Blackwinged stilt is a shore bird, mounted on the longest of stilts, as its name implies. This is sufficient description. For that it is black on the ..."

5. Coloured Illustrations of British Birds, and Their Eggs by Henry Leonard Meyer (1848)
"THE Black-winged stilt is occasionally met with in Britain, but is not frequent. Several ornithologists have enumerated and described British killed ..."

6. General surgery by Eugen Fröhner (1906)
"In the horse one most frequently observes an articular contracture (articular stilt- foot) during the course of an articular ringbone, ..."

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