Definition of stilt noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//stɪlt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//stɪlt//
    [usually plural] Parts of a house
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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. See related entries: Parts of a house
  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
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: of Germanic origin; related to Dutch stelt and German Stelze.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stilt