- 1 (usually stilts) Either of a pair of upright poles with supports for the feet enabling the user to walk at a distance above the ground.More example sentences
- The entertainers stood out from the crowd, especially the drag queen on top of an eight foot high pair of stilts.
- ‘I can't remember when I got my very first pair of stilts, but I was very young, and I just went from there,’ she said.
- So he and his ensemble created a show featuring nine giraffes, each manned by two actors and a pair of stilts.
- 1.1Each of a set of posts or piles supporting a building.More example sentences
- Traditional buildings use stilts, heat-drawing chimneys, and spatial planning to increase ventilation and heat dissipation.
- Baan Dvara Prateep is a compound of brand new wooden buildings erected on wooden stilts by the river bank.
- Like most buildings in the region, these must be raised off the ground on low piles or stilts to ward off termites and rot.
- 1.2A small, flat, three-pointed support for ceramic ware in a kiln.More example sentences
- It is best to glaze lightly where the stilt will touch.
- 2A long-billed wading bird with predominantly black and white plumage and very long slender reddish legs.
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- Family Recurvirostridae: two genera, in particular Himantopus, and several species
- You're likely to see waders as well as a variety of herons, stilts, and even the endangered West Indian whistling duck.
- Herons, Egyptian geese, stilts and sandpipers are already frequent visitors to the site.
- I observed a pair of ringed plovers, a new species for me, a common redshank, two dozen black-winged stilts and a yellow wagtail.
Middle English: of Germanic origin; related to Dutch stelt and German Stelze. sense 2 dates from the late 18th century.
More definitions of stiltDefinition of stilt in:
- The US English dictionary