stilts

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stilt

 (stĭlt)
n.
1. Either of a pair of long, slender poles each equipped with a raised footrest to enable the user to walk elevated above the ground.
2. Any of various tall posts or pillars used as support, as for a dock or building: a beach house on stilts.
3. Any of several shorebirds of the widely distributed genus Himantopus or the Australian genus Cladorhynchus that have long pink legs, usually black-and-white plumage, and a long slender bill.
tr.v. stilt·ed, stilt·ing, stilts
To place or raise on stilts.

[Middle English stilte; see stel- in Indo-European roots.]
Translations
رَكائِز، أعْمِدَهطَوّالَه للأقْدام
chůdypilota
pælstylte
gólyaláb
stólparstultur
kojokaipoliai
koka kājas
chodúľpilóta

stilts

(stilts) noun plural
1. a pair of poles with supports for the feet, on which a person may stand and so walk raised off the ground.
2. tall poles fixed under a house etc to support it eg if it is built on a steep hillside.
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There also will be entertainment at the Geneva Commons event, including balloon art, a DJ, a scarecrow, a stiltwalker and a live pumpkin.
The Hill Street Centre was hosting a programme of out-of-thisworld entertainment over the summer holidays and launching the event were alien stiltwalker Melissa Trenholm and balloon modeller Ian Taylor.
Elloise Hempsted, who runs the Etrois dance and fitness school on Brentwood Avenue, was present with her hula hoop and vibrant costume, as well as stiltwalker Kendrick, who was looking down on the guests arriving at the Mansion House.
Additionally, Molly the Stiltwalker will be in attendance, as well as a variety of bands, offering up musical treats as diverse as they are enticing.
The Friday evening Awards Dinner and Puerto Rican Carnivale began with a meet and greet by a colorful stiltwalker and a coconut carver who dished out fresh coconut.
The kids immediately recognise walkabout stiltwalker Mr Doo, a one-man circus, from last year and stop for a chat.
Pictures: GAVIN TRAFFORD/ GAV260909ABOLDST-5 Owen Parle is given a windmill by a stiltwalker Code GAV260909ABOLDST-2 Code GAV260909ABOLDST-8
Come to the Carnival" was the central theme as attendees visited exhibitors and enjoyed pretzels, sweets and other treats, while being entertained by a juggler and stiltwalker.
That person is Simon Loftus, chairman of Adnams, one time stiltwalker, magician's stooge and, as it turns out, a rather good food writer.
Other entertainers due to appear at various times over the nine days include circus clowns Captain Spanner and Nutty Nicky, who have appeared on Channel 4's Big Breakfast Show with their unicycling and juggling show; street theatre and tightrope walker Bernie Bennet, who studied with Brian Andro of Cirque du Soleil and has appeared on BBC's How Do They Do That and ITV's You Bet; comedy stiltwalker and fire-eater Pete the Fool, who was formally a mime clown with Billy Smart's Circus and has appeared on Blue Peter, TV AM and BBC Schools Landmarks; and interactive character mime artiste Brenda Waite who has previously worked at UK theme parks.
Stiltwalker Kendrick was looking down on the arrivals and the Peruvian band Apu was providing a stirring soundtrack.
Ellouise Hempstead, left, with Marjorie Dodds and stiltwalker Kendrick at the festival launch