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stiltnoun [C usually plural]

uk   /stɪlts/  us   /stɪlts/
one of a set of ​longpieces 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 ​annualfloods.
one of two ​longpieces 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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