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cribbing

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noun crib·bing \ˈkri-biŋ\

Definition of cribbing

  1. 1 :  material for use in making a crib

  2. 2 :  a vice of horses in which they grasp a solid object (as a stall door) with their teeth and gulp air



1841

First Known Use of cribbing

1841

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cribbing

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noun crib·bing \ˈkrib-iŋ\

Medical Definition of cribbing

  1. :  a vice of horses characterized by gnawing (as at a manger) while slobbering and salivating




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