1. noun
a) Traditional Scottish garment, usually worn by men, having roughly the same morphology as a wrap-around skirt, with overlapping front aprons and pleated around the sides and back, and usually made of twill-woven worsted wool with a tartan pattern.
b) (historical) Any Scottish garment from which the above lies in a direct line of descent, such as the philibeg, or the great kilt or belted plaid;
2. verb
To gather up part of a long garment, and hold it with a tuck, belt, pin, etc., in order to make it shorter.

She kilted up her skirt and waded out to the boat.

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  • KILT — may refer to:* KILT FM, a radio station (100.3 FM) licensed to Houston, Texas, United States * KILT (AM), a radio station (610 AM) licensed to Houston, Texas, United States * kilt, a traditional Scottish garment …   Wikipedia

  • kilt — [kılt] n [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: kilt to fold up (14 19 centuries), from a Scandinavian language] a type of thick skirt made of ↑tartan (=material with a pattern of lines and squares) that is traditionally worn by Scottish men >kilted adj …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Kilt — der; [e]s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. kilt zu to kilt »aufschürzen«, dies aus gleichbed. dän. kilte, schwed. kilta>: a) bunt karierter schottischer Faltenrock für Männer; b) karierter Faltenrock für Damen …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • kilt — /kilt, ingl. kɪlt/ [vc. scozzese, da to kilt «alzare la sottana»] s. m. inv. gonnellino scozzese …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • kilt — kilt·ie; kilt; kilt·ed; …   English syllables

  • kilt — [kilt] vt. [ME (northern) kilten, prob. < Scand, as in ON kilting, a skirt, kjalta, lap] 1. Scot. to tuck up (a skirt, etc.) 2. to pleat 3. to provide a kilt for n. a pleated skirt reaching to the knees; esp., the tartan skirt worn sometimes… …   English World dictionary

  • Kilt — Kilt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kilted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Kilting}.] To tuck up; to truss up, as the clothes. [Scot.] Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kilt — Kilt, p. p. from {Kill}. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kilt — Kilt, n. [OGael. cealt clothes, or rather perh. fr. Dan. kilte op to truss, tie up, tuck up.] A kind of short petticoat, reaching from the waist to the knees, worn in the Highlands of Scotland by men, and in the Lowlands by young boys; a filibeg …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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