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cribbing

[ krib-ing ]
/ ˈkrɪb ɪŋ /
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noun
Veterinary Medicine.Also called crib-biting, wind-sucking. an injurious habit in which a horse bites its manger and as a result swallows air.
Mining.
  1. a timber lining, closely spaced, as in a shaft or raise.
  2. pieces of timber for lining a shaft, raise, etc.
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.
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Origin of cribbing

First recorded in 1635–45; crib + -ing1
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