crib-bite

[ krib-bahyt ]
/ ˈkrɪbˌbaɪt /
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verb (used without object), crib-bit, crib-bit·ten or crib-bit, crib-bit·ing. Veterinary Medicine.

to practice cribbing.

Nearby words

  1. cri du chat,
  2. cri-du-chat syndrome,
  3. cria,
  4. crib,
  5. crib death,
  6. crib-biting,
  7. crib-wall,
  8. cribbage,
  9. cribbage board,
  10. cribber

Origin of crib-bite

1835–45; back formation from crib-biting, crib-biter; see cribbing

Related formscrib-bit·er, noun

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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


British Dictionary definitions for crib-biting

crib-biting

noun

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
Derived Formscrib-biter, noun

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