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stilt

stilt

 
pronunciation:
stIlt
part of speech: noun
definition 1: either of two long, slender poles with footrests that enable the user to walk elevated above the ground.
definition 2: any of the posts, pillars, or piers used to support a structure built above the surface of land or water.
definition 3: a wading bird with long legs and a long slender bill that lives in marshes and ponds in the temperate regions of North and South America.
derivation: stiltlike (adj.)