skewbald

[ skyoo-bawld ]
/ ˈskyuˌbɔld /

adjective

(especially of horses) having patches of brown and white.

noun

a skewbald horse or pony.

Origin of skewbald

First recorded in 1645–55; skew + (pie)bald
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Examples from the Web for skewbald

  • You're quite sure, Tommy, that—that stuff was—was only the skewbald's ear?'

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British Dictionary definitions for skewbald

skewbald

/ (ˈskjuːˌbɔːld) /

adjective

marked or spotted in white and any colour except black

noun

a horse with this marking

Word Origin for skewbald

C17: see skew, piebald
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Word Origin and History for skewbald

skewbald


adj.
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