1A brownish or tawny color of animal fur, with streaks of other color.
- The hounds were black, red, silver-grey and brindle, tall and narrow, with tapered muzzles and dark narrow eyes.
- Their short, close-lying coats most often occur in one color, fawn, or in one pattern, brindle.
- The classic color is fawn with a black mask, but the breed also comes in pinto, white and brindle.
1.1An animal with a brindled coat.
- On these brindles you will find good, strong stripes on one side and very light makings on the other.
- In breeding blue merles to brindles the only colors that really suffer will be the reds and brindles.
- Most brindles appear striped, although some only have different shades of brown that seem more patchy.
(Especially of domestic animals) brownish or tawny with streaks of other color: a brindle pup
More example sentences
- His brindled hide had lost its luster, the short hair mottled by patches of dried blood.
- He remembered he had often cursed the brindle cow and her mates, and had sometimes flung milking stools.
- Arnie pointed at a fat brindle cat sitting on top of a stack of hardbacks.
Late 17th century: back-formation from brindled, alteration of Middle English brinded in the same sense, probably of Scandinavian origin.
Words that rhyme with brindledwindle, kindle, spindle, swindle, Tyndale
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