"stilt" in the noun sense
1. pile, spile, piling, stilt
a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure
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. stilt, Australian stilt
long-legged three-toed wading bird of brackish marshes of Australia
4. stilt, stiltbird, longlegs, long-legs, stilt plover, Himantopus stilt
long-legged three-toed black-and-white wading bird of inland ponds and marshes or brackish lagoons
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