[ krib-bahyt ]
/ ˈkrɪbˌbaɪt /
verb (used without object), crib-bit, crib-bit·ten or crib-bit, crib-bit·ing. Veterinary Medicine.
to practice cribbing.
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- cri du chat,
- cri-du-chat syndrome,
- crib death,
- cribbage board,
Origin of crib-bite
1835–45; back formation from crib-biting, crib-biter; see cribbing
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Examples from the Web for crib-biting
It answers the threefold purpose, to prevent biting, crib-biting, and wind-sucking.Domestic Animals|Richard L. Allen
a harmful habit of horses in which the animal leans on the manger or seizes it with the teeth and swallows a gulp of air
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