gilt ( gilts plural )
1 adj A gilt object is covered with a thin layer of gold or gold paint.
usu ADJ n
...marble columns and gilt spires.
2 n-count Gilts are gilt-edged stocks or securities. (BRIT, BUSINESS)
Gilt-edged stocks or securities are issued by the government for people to invest in for a fixed period of time at a fixed rate of interest.
(BRIT, BUSINESS) adj ADJ n
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