- having patches of black and white or of other colors; parti-colored.
- a piebald animal, especially a horse.
Origin of piebald
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1. dappled, mottled.
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Examples from the Web for piebald
When they passed the post the Judge decided that the piebald horse had won.Reminiscences of Queensland
William Henry Corfield
They tapered in size from right to left—the piebald on the left.Across the Equator
Thomas H. Reid
See the rooster in the fur cap—him ridin' the piebald mustang?Kiddie the Scout</p>
Some of them were piebald and had white eyes—others had no eyes at all.The Land of Thor
J. Ross Browne
Then he laughed: "There won't be no piebald waitin' for it."Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up
Clarence Edward Mulford
- marked or spotted in two different colours, esp black and whitea piebald horse
- a black-and-white pied horse
C16: pie ² + bald; see also pied
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Word Origin and History for piebald
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