plural -s
chiefly dialectal
: a gray or grayish horse

Word History


Afrikaans skimmel gray horse, mildew, from Dutch schimmel; akin to Old High German scimbal ōn to become moldy, Middle Low German schimmel gray horse, mildew, Old English scīnan to shine

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“Schimmel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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