stilt

Part of speech: noun

One of a pair of supports to hold the foot above the ground in walking.

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Usage examples "stilt":

  1. These birds are of the plover family, and might with propriety be called the stilt plovers. - "The-Natural-History-of-Selborne", White, Gilbert.
  2. As he did so a stilt struck him on the head. - "John Enderby", Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009.
  3. Now he never assumed any airs of superiority over Philus, or Rupilius, or Mummius, or over friends of a lower rank stilt. - "Treatises on Friendship and Old Age", Marcus Tullius Cicero.