Definitions for "Stilt"
Any species of limicoline birds belonging to Himantopus and allied genera, in which the legs are remarkably long and slender. Called also longshanks, stiltbird, stilt plover, and lawyer.
long-legged three-toed wading bird of brackish marshes of Australia
long-legged three-toed black-and-white wading bird of inland ponds and marshes or brackish lagoons
(a) A ceramic tripod upon which glazed ware is placed in the kiln. (b) The refractory posts used to support the kiln shelves.
Stilts are triangular. At the apex of each angle there is a point to rest the bottom of the ware on. Stilts are made of very stable refactory material. Cheap, utitarian stilts are made entirely of refactory material. The better, sharper pointed ones have kanthal metal points. Capilary action draws a small pucker of molten glaze during firing, at the point of contact. When the stilt is broken off; it leaves a razor sharp spur. This spur will severely slice a finger tip or palm. Much like a deep paper cut. Wear gloves when unloading the kiln.
Keywords:  patten, goubitz, walking, pole, lashed
A pole, or piece of wood, constructed with a step or loop to raise the foot above the ground in walking. It is sometimes lashed to the leg, and sometimes prolonged upward so as to be steadied by the hand or arm.
To raise on stilts, or as if on stilts.
On wooden patten/wooden shoe: two or more protruding, wedge-shaped structures on the underside of the sole that serve to raise the sole off the ground. [Goubitz, 2001
Keywords:  crutch, plow, handle
A crutch; also, the handle of a plow.
Keywords:  underneath, built, posts, above, land
One of several high posts underneath any structure built above land or over water.