salt lick

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noun

a place to which animals go to lick naturally occurring salt deposits.
a block of salt or salt preparation provided, as in a pasture, for cattle, horses, etc.

Nearby words

  1. salt i,
  2. salt ii,
  3. salt junk,
  4. salt lake,
  5. salt lake city,
  6. salt marsh,
  7. salt mine,
  8. salt of the earth,
  9. salt of the earth, the,
  10. salt of the earth, ye are the

Origin of salt lick

An Americanism dating back to 1735–45

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British Dictionary definitions for salt lick

salt lick

noun

a place where wild animals go to lick naturally occurring salt deposits
a block of salt or a salt preparation given to domestic or farm animals to lick
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