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English definition of “stilt”

stilt

noun [C usually plural] uk   /stɪlts/ us  
one of a set of long pieces of wood or metal used to support a building so that it is above the ground or above water: The houses are built on stilts to protect them from the annual floods. one of two long pieces of wood with supports for the feet that allow you to stand and walk high above the ground: to walk on stilts
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