salt lick


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.

Origin of salt lick

An Americanism dating back to 1735–45
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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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