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ˈkrɪb ɪŋcrib·bing

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  1. cribbingnoun

    The members used to build a (structural) crib, usually of timbers or logs, but also of concrete, steel or even plastic; cribwork.

  2. cribbingnoun

    As a whole, the heavy structure built to support an existing structure from underneath, as with a mineshaft or when raising a building off its foundation, as for moving to another location,

  3. cribbingnoun

    The cribbing used to support anything from below or on a side, as with a retaining wall, or to prop up a piece of heavy machinery.

  4. cribbingnoun

    A self-injurious tendency of certain horses to swallow air while slobbering and biting onto objects in and about their enclosure and regarded as an equine form of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

  5. cribbingverb

    Present participle of crib.

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  1. Cribbing

    of Crib

  2. Cribbingnoun

    the act of inclosing or confining in a crib or in close quarters

  3. Cribbingnoun

    purloining; stealing; plagiarizing

  4. Cribbingnoun

    a framework of timbers and plank backing for a shaft lining, to prevent caving, percolation of water, etc

  5. Cribbingnoun

    a vicious habit of a horse; crib-biting. The horse lays hold of the crib or manger with his teeth and draws air into the stomach with a grunting sound


  1. Cribbing

    Cribbing or crib biting is an abnormal, compulsive behavior or stereotypy seen in some horses, and considered a stable vice. It involves the horse grabbing a solid object such as the stall door or fence rail with its incisors, then arching its neck, pulling against the object, and sucking in air. Windsucking is a related behavior whereby the horse arches its neck and sucks air into the windpipe without needing to grab a solid object. Windsucking is thought to form part of the mechanism of cribbing, rather than being defined as an entirely separate behavior. Cribbing and windsucking have been linked as a causal effect to colic and stomach ulcers. A similar but unrelated behavior, wood-chewing, is another undesirable habit observed in horses, but it does not involve sucking in air; the horse simply gnaws on wood rails or boards as if they were food.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cribbing in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cribbing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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