skewbald

adjective
skew·​bald | \ ˈskyü-ˌbȯld How to pronounce skewbald (audio) \

Definition of skewbald

 (Entry 1 of 2)

of an animal
: marked with patches of white and any other color but black

skewbald

noun

Definition of skewbald (Entry 2 of 2)

: a skewbald horse

First Known Use of skewbald

Adjective

1654, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1863, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for skewbald

Adjective

skewed (skewbald) + bald

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“Skewbald.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skewbald. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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