salt lick
Lick Lick, n. [See {Lick}, v.] 1. A stroke of the tongue in licking. ``A lick at the honey pot.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. A quick and careless application of anything, as if by a stroke of the tongue, or of something which acts like a tongue; as, to put on colors with a lick of the brush. Also, a small quantity of any substance so applied. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

A lick of court whitewash. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

3. A place where salt is found on the surface of the earth, to which wild animals resort to lick it up; -- often, but not always, near salt springs. Called also {salt lick}. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Salt lick — Salt Salt, a. [Compar. {Salter}; superl. {Saltest}.] [AS. sealt, salt. See {Salt}, n.] 1. Of or relating to salt; abounding in, or containing, salt; prepared or preserved with, or tasting of, salt; salted; as, salt beef; salt water. Salt tears.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Salt Lick — Salt Lick, KY U.S. city in Kentucky Population (2000): 342 Housing Units (2000): 157 Land area (2000): 0.781603 sq. miles (2.024342 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.781603 sq. miles (2.024342 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • salt lick — ☆ salt lick n. 1. an exposed natural deposit of mineral rock salt which animals come to lick 2. a block of rock salt placed in a pasture for cattle, etc. to lick …   English World dictionary

  • salt lick — salt′ lick n. 1) a place to which animals go to lick naturally occurring salt deposits 2) a block of salt or salt preparation provided, as in a pasture, for cattle, horses, etc • Etymology: 1735–45, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • salt lick — noun a salt deposit that animals regularly lick • Syn: ↑lick • Hypernyms: ↑sediment, ↑deposit * * * noun : lick 3 * * * 1. a place to which animals go to lick naturally occurring salt deposits …   Useful english dictionary

  • Salt lick — A salt lick is a salt deposit that animals regularly lick. In an ecosystem, salt/mineral licks sometimes occur naturally, providing the sodium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and zinc required in the springtime for bone, muscle and other growth in… …   Wikipedia

  • salt lick — block of salt that animals lick; location where animals go to lick salt and mineral deposits that are found in nature …   English contemporary dictionary

  • salt lick — noun a place where animals go to lick salt from the ground. ↘a block of salt provided for animals to lick …   English new terms dictionary

  • salt lick — 1. a place to which animals go to lick naturally occurring salt deposits. 2. a block of salt or salt preparation provided, as in a pasture, for cattle, horses, etc. [1735 45, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • salt lick — /ˈsɒlt lɪk/ (say solt lik) noun 1. a place to which wild animals resort to lick salt occurring naturally there. 2. Agriculture rock salt or compressed salt in blocks with or without minerals and other additives placed in the paddock for animals… …   Australian English dictionary

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