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stilt

noun [C]
 
 
/stɪlt/
WALKING one of two long poles that you can stand on and use to walk above the ground: [usually plural] a clown on stiltsPoles, rods, shafts and sticks
BUILDING one of several poles that support a building above the ground: [usually plural] a house on stiltsPoles, rods, shafts and sticksArches, columns and beamsParts of buildings in general
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