deer lick


a spot of ground, naturally or artificially salty, where deer come to lick.

Origin of deer lick

First recorded in 1735–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for deer lick

  • Naturally it is a "deer-lick," which makes it a Mecca during the open season to hunters.

    The Lake of the Sky|George Wharton James
  • There was a deer-lick on our camp-ground there at Bridge Creek, and during the night deer came down and strayed through the camp.

    Tenting To-night|Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • I was probably not more than a mile away when you found that deer-lick.

    Far Past the Frontier|James A. Braden

British Dictionary definitions for deer lick

deer lick


a naturally or artificially salty area of ground where deer come to lick the salt
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