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  1. Stiltsnoun

    Supports on which boys raise themselves when they walk.

    Etymology: styltor, Swedish; stelten, Dutch; stœlcan .

    Some could not be content to walk upon the battlements, but they must put themselves upon stilts. James Howell, Eng. Tears.

    The heron and such like fowl live of fishes, walk on long stilts like the people in the marshes. Henry More, Ant. against Atheism.

    Men must not walk upon stilts. Roger L'Estrange.


  1. Stilts

    Stilts are poles, posts or pillars used to allow a person or structure to stand at a height above the ground. Walking stilts are poles equipped with steps for the feet to stand on, and straps to attach them to the legs, for the purpose of walking while elevated above a normal height. In flood plains, and on beaches or unstable ground, buildings are often constructed on stilts to protect them from damage by water, waves or shifting soil or sand. Stilts have been used for many hundreds of years.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stilts in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stilts in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of stilts in a Sentence

  1. Walter Savage Landor:

    Ambition is but avarice on stilts and masked.

  2. Andrew Dallwitz:

    My bar is 18 feet up on stilts.

  3. Greg Poling:

    If it does turn out to be a runway, China will have three airstrips that can carry any plane the PLA (People's Liberation Army) has to offer, all of these places have gone from being outposts on stilts to full islands, potentially with airstrips, within the space of a year or just over a year.

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