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Definition of stilt noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1one of a set of posts that support a building so that it is high above the ground or water The houses are built on stilts to prevent flooding during the rainy season.
  2. 2one of two long pieces of wood that have a step on the side that you can stand on, so that you can walk above the ground a circus performer on stilts
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: stilt