[ skyoo-bawld ]
/ ˈskyuˌbɔld /
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(especially of horses) having patches of brown and white.
a skewbald horse or pony.
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Example sentences from the Web for skewbald
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
/ (ˈskjuːˌbɔːld) /
marked or spotted in white and any colour except black
a horse with this marking
Word Origin for skewbald
C17: see skew, piebald
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