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Definition of: CRIB

(n.) A manger or rack; a feeding place for animals.
(n.) A stall for oxen or other cattle.
(n.) A small inclosed bedstead or cot for a child.
(n.) A box or bin, or similar wooden structure, for storing grain, salt, etc.; as, a crib for corn or oats.
(n.) A hovel; a hut; a cottage.
(n.) A structure or frame of timber for a foundation, or for supporting a roof, or for lining a shaft.
(n.) A structure of logs to be anchored with stones; -- used for docks, pier, dams, etc.
(n.) A small raft of timber.
(n.) A small theft; anything purloined;; a plagiaris/; hence, a translation or key, etc., to aid a student in preparing or reciting his lessons.
(n.) A miner's luncheon.
(n.) The discarded cards which the dealer can use in scoring points in cribbage.
(v. i.) To crowd together, or to be confined, as in a crib or in narrow accommodations.
(v. i.) To make notes for dishonest use in recitation or examination.
(v. i.) To seize the manger or other solid object with the teeth and draw in wind; -- said of a horse.
(v. t.) To shut up or confine in a narrow habitation; to cage; to cramp.
(v. t.) To pilfer or purloin; hence, to steal from an author; to appropriate; to plagiarize; as, to crib a line from Milton.