Definition of skewbald in English:

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skewbald

Pronunciation: /ˈskyo͞obôld/

adjective

(Of an animal) with irregular patches of white and another color (properly not black). Compare with piebald.
Example sentences
  • She slipped through the gate back into the village and soon found her skewbald horse.
  • Bee was a skewbald Arab with long slender legs and a beautiful face.
  • He was a handsome 10-year-old skewbald native cross called Gaffer.

noun

A skewbald animal, especially a horse.
Example sentences
  • Piebalds, skewbalds and plain foxy ponies were fetching from 1,000 upwards and donkeys were also in demand, with good class mares reported to be also making 1,000 and more.

Origin

Mid 17th century: from obsolete skewed 'skewbald' (of uncertain origin), on the pattern of piebald.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: skew·bald

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