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crib-bite

[krib-bahyt] /ˈkrɪbˌbaɪt/
verb (used without object), crib-bit, crib-bitten or crib-bit, crib-biting. Veterinary Medicine.
1.
to practice cribbing.
Origin of crib-bite
1835-1845
1835-45; back formation from crib-biting, crib-biter; see cribbing
Related forms
crib-biter, noun

cribbing

[krib-ing] /ˈkrɪb ɪŋ/
noun
1.
Veterinary Medicine.. Also called crib-biting, wind-sucking. an injurious habit in which a horse bites its manger and as a result swallows air.
2.
Mining.
  1. a timber lining, closely spaced, as in a shaft or raise.
  2. pieces of timber for lining a shaft, raise, etc.
3.
Building Trades, Civil Engineering. a system of cribs, as for retaining earth or for a building or the like being moved or having its foundations rebuilt.
Origin
1635-45; crib + -ing1
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