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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

One of two poles each with a rest or strap for the foot used to elevate the wearer above the ground in walking and usually of sufficient length to be steadied at the top by the hand and arm.

Usage examples (37)
  • This walking on stilts is very general in the deep sands of this country.
  • Skating on stilts is evidently hard for some — but not so hard for others.
  • Sponsors were giving away hand warmers, foam hockey sticks and three men stood in stilts with hockey sticks to match.
  • Less touristy was a Lao village, houses on stilts, which is where Ai's grandfather came from. for more
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