Read the dictionary definition of stilt. All definitions for this word.
1. long-legged three-toed black-and-white wading bird of inland ponds and marshes or brackish lagoons
2. long-legged three-toed wading bird of brackish marshes of Australia
3. a column of wood or steel or concrete that is driven into the ground to provide support for a structure
4. one of two stout poles with foot rests in the middle; used for walking high above the ground
1. he was so tall I thought he was on stilts