crib-biting


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crib-bit·ing

(krĭb′bī′tĭng)
n.
An injurious habit of horses in which they bite at the edge of a feed trough or other object and swallow air at the same time.
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crib-biting

n
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a harmful habit of horses in which the animal leans on the manger or seizes it with the teeth and swallows a gulp of air
ˈcrib-ˌbiter n
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Over the last couple of weeks I've picked up all the vices going - weaving, crib-biting, box-walking (what did you think I was going to say?) - because Cheltenham has taken an age to get here.
Among the abnormal behaviours, crib-biting was the only one that was observed and only in two mares.