salt lick

a place to which animals go to lick naturally occurring salt deposits.
a block of salt or salt preparation provided, as in a pasture, for cattle, horses, etc.

1735–45, Americanism Unabridged
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salt lick
1.  a place where wild animals go to lick naturally occurring salt deposits
2.  a block of salt or a salt preparation given to domestic or farm animals to lick

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Example sentences
However, they also noted that sheep avoided using a salt lick while humans were in the vicinity.
Make, set or use a salt lick on land inhabited by deer or bear.
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