Definition of Skewbald

1. a. Marked with spots and patches of white and some color other than black; -- usually distinguished from piebald, in which the colors are properly white and black. Said of horses.



Definition of Skewbald

1. Adjective. (context: of horses) Marked with patches of white and non-black colours. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Skewbald

1. a horse having patches of brown and white [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Skewbald

skew-eyed
skew-symmetric
skew-symmetry
skew-whiff
skew arch
skew correlation
skew deviation
skew distribution
skew form
skew symmetric
skew symmetry
skew whiff
skewampus
skewback
skewbacks
skewbald (current term)
skewbalds
skewed
skewer
skewered
skewering
skewerings
skewerlike
skewers
skewest
skewiff
skewing
skewness
skewnesses
skews

Literary usage of Skewbald

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1. Suffolk Words and Phrases: Or, An Attempt to Collect the Lingual Localisms by Edward Moor (1823)
"skewbald. I lately heard a neighbour call his bleed ... In Cheshire we find " Skew, or skewbald, a pie-bald horse." W. On this matter I have sufficiently ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1901)
"A number of prepotent skewbald ponies, wherever placed, would (especially with the help of preferential mating) in all probability soon give rise to a ..."

3. Suffolk Words and Phrases: Or, An Attempt to Collect the Lingual Localisms by Edward Moor (1823)
"skewbald. I lately heard a neighbour call his ... of red and white horses skewbald: and he seemed to think that he should not so call them were they black ..."

4. The Penycuik Experiments by James Cossar Ewart (1899)
"Nora's third foal, however, now that it is five months old, as closely resembles the sire as the Iceland's third foal re,- sembles her prepotent skewbald ..."

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