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English definition of “stilts”


plural noun    /stɪlts/
long pieces of wood with supports for the feet on which someone can stand and walk , or long pieces of wood that support small buildings above the ground or above water
(Definition of stilts plural noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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