salt lick


salt lick
noun Date: 1751 lick 3

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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, 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. km) FIPS… …   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


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