English version

stilt

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