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Definition of "salt lick" []

  • A natural deposit of exposed salt that animals lick. (noun)
  • A block of salt or artificial medicated saline preparation set out for cattle, sheep, or deer to lick. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "salt lick" in a sentence
  • "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."
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