English version

stilt in Construction topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstiltstilt /stɪlt/ noun [countable usually plural] 🔊 🔊 1 TBCone of a set of poles that support a building above the ground or above wateron stilts 🔊 a house built on stilts2 Done of two poles which you can stand on and walk high above the ground
Examples from the Corpus
stilt• An indoor ladder grew stilts, turned into stairs.• For no reason at all his thoughts turned to the girl who lived in the house on stilts.• We glide past islands with huts on stilts and waving people.• The actors sport clown make-up and often progress on stilts.• It was an interstate highway, up on stilts, that flew over the houses and through the burning air.• They learned how to walk on stilts, ride a unicycle and juggle.• Each Kirikiri family has several houses standing on wooden stilts made out of tree bark and palm thatch.on stilts• As a child, I loved walking around on stilts.• Built on stilts near the Brazos River, the shack was livable.• By 1995 the society plans to have a birdwatching hide, on stilts, overlooking the reedbed.• For no reason at all his thoughts turned to the girl who lived in the house on stilts.• We glide past islands with huts on stilts and waving people.• The actors sport clown make-up and often progress on stilts.• It was an interstate highway, up on stilts, that flew over the houses and through the burning air.• They learned how to walk on stilts, ride a unicycle and juggle.