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Meaning of STILT

Pronunciation:  stilt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  long-legged three-toed black-and-white wading bird of inland ponds and marshes or brackish lagoons
  2. [n]  long-legged three-toed wading bird of brackish marshes of Australia
  3. [n]  a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure
  4. [n]  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"
 

STILT is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: Australian stilt, Himantopus stilt, longlegs, pile, piling, spile, stilt plover, stiltbird
 
 See Also: banded stilt, black-necked stilt, black-winged stilt, Cladorhyncus, Cladorhyncus leucocephalum, column, genus Cladorhyncus, genus Himantopus, Himantopus, Himantopus himantopus, Himantopus himantopus leucocephalus, Himantopus mexicanus, Himantopus novae-zelandiae, kaki, limicoline bird, pillar, pole, sheath pile, sheet pile, sheet piling, shore bird, shorebird, white-headed stilt

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Stilt\, n. [OE. stilte; akin to Dan. stylte, Sw. stylta,
    LG. & D. stelt, OHG. stelza, G. stelze, and perh. to E.
    stout.]
    1. 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.
    
             Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked.
                                                   --Landor.
    
    2. A crutch; also, the handle of a plow. [Prov. Eng.]
       --Halliwell.
    
    3. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of limicoline birds belonging to
       {Himantopus} and allied genera, in which the legs are
       remarkably long and slender. Called also {longshanks},
       {stiltbird}, {stilt plover}, and {lawyer}.
    
    Note: The American species ({Himantopus Mexicanus}) is well
          known. The European and Asiatic stilt ({H. candidus})
          is usually white, except the wings and interscapulars,
          which are greenish black. The white-headed stilt ({H.
          leucocephalus}) and the banded stilt ({Cladorhynchus
          pectoralis}) are found in Australia.
    
    {Stilt plover} (Zo["o]l.), the stilt.
    
    {Stilt sandpiper} (Zo["o]l.), an American sandpiper
       ({Micropalama himantopus}) having long legs. The bill is
       somewhat expanded at the tip.
    
    
  2. \Stilt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stilted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Stilting}.]
    To raise on stilts, or as if on stilts.
    
    
 

 

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