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skewbald

[ skyoo-bawld ]
/ ˈskyuˌbɔld /
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adjective
(especially of horses) having patches of brown and white.
noun
a skewbald horse or pony.
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Origin of skewbald

First recorded in 1645–55; skew + (pie)bald
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How to use skewbald in a sentence

  • The dam, Tundra, was a yellow and white skewbald which had previously produced a light bay foal to a stallion of its own breed.

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

    Life's Handicap|Rudyard Kipling

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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