Sinonimi: stiltbird | longlegs | stilt plover | Himantopus stilt | Australian stilt
ETYM Old Eng. stilte; akin to Dan. stylte, Swed. stylta, lg. and Dutch stelt, Old High Germ. stelza, German stelze, and perh. to Eng. stout.
1. Long-legged three-toed black-and-white wading bird of inland ponds and marshes or brackish lagoons; SYN. stiltbird, longlegs, stilt plover, Himantopus stilt.
2. Long-legged three-toed wading bird of brackish marshes of Australia; SYN. Australian stilt.
3. One of two stout poles with foot rests in the middle; used for walking high above the ground.
To raise on or as if on stilts