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Definition 1: long-legged three-toed black-and-white wading bird of inland ponds and marshes or brackish lagoons - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for stilt in the sense of this definition

(stilt is a kind of ...) any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries

(... is a kind of stilt ) stilt of southwestern United States to northern South America having black plumage extending from the head down the back of the neck

(... is a kind of stilt ) stilt of Europe and Africa and Asia having mostly white plumage but with black wings

(... is a kind of stilt ) stilt of the southwest Pacific including Australia and New Zealand having mostly white plumage but with black wings and nape of neck

(... is a kind of stilt ) blackish stilt of New Zealand sometimes considered a color phase of the white-headed stilt

(... is a member of stilt) major one of two genera of stilts; similar to avocets but with straight bills

Definition 2: long-legged three-toed wading bird of brackish marshes of Australia - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for stilt in the sense of this definition

(stilt is a kind of ...) any of numerous wading birds that frequent mostly seashores and estuaries

(... is a kind of stilt ) web-footed Australian stilt with reddish-brown pectoral markings

(... is a member of stilt) one of two genera of stilts; similar to avocets but with straight bills

Definition 3: one of two stout poles with foot rests in the middle; used for walking high above the ground - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where stilt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was so tall I thought he was on stilts

(stilt is a kind of ...) a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic

Definition 4: a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for stilt in the sense of this definition

(stilt is a kind of ...) (architecture) a tall vertical cylindrical structure standing upright and used to support a structure

(... is a kind of stilt ) a pile in a row of piles driven side by side to retain earth or prevent seepage

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