verb (used without object), crib-bit, crib-bit·ten or crib-bit, crib-bit·ing. Veterinary Medicine.
to practice cribbing.
Origin of crib-bite
1835–45; back formation from crib-biting, crib-biter; see cribbing
Veterinary Medicine. Also called crib-biting, wind-sucking. an injurious habit in which a horse bites its manger and as a result swallows air.
- a timber lining, closely spaced, as in a shaft or raise.
- 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.
Origin of cribbing
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