from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A natural deposit of exposed salt that animals lick.
- n. A block of salt or artificial medicated saline preparation set out for cattle, sheep, or deer to lick.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A block of salt, often enriched with other minerals, licked by herd animals to supplement their diet.
- n. A natural source of such minerals licked by animals.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See Lick, n.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A place resorted to by animals for the purpose of satisfying the natural craving for salt.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a salt deposit that animals regularly lick
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We sat with our heads down in the blind, each covering a different direction through openings in the thatched withes, and always I expected the miracle of a bull kudu coming majestic and beautiful through the open scrub to the gray, dusty opening in the trees where the salt lick was worn, grooved, and trampled.