1) The handle of a plough.

c.1570 plowbeams, great stiltes, lytil stiltes, Woodsome

1648 certaine plow stilts & harrowtines, Sharlston.

dates 1570 1648

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2) A crutch or long thin pole, possibly a walking aid.

It is found in by-names: 1291 ‘by agreement ... of Agnes-with-the-Stilte, his late sister’, York. The following name may have originated as a pejorative nickname: 1472 Richard Styltbayne, Scampston.

places York Scampston
dates 1291 1472

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