crib-biting definition

  • noun:
    • An injurious habit of ponies which they bite at side of a feed trough or any other object and swallow atmosphere at exactly the same time.
    • identical to cribbing, 4.
    • An injurious habit of horses that are much in the stable, consisting in seizing using the teeth the manger, rack, or any other object, at the same time frame drawing in the breath with a peculiar sound known as wind-sucking. Also called cribbing.

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