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Having spots or patches of white on a coat of a color other than black: a skewbald horse.
A skewbald animal, especially a horse.

[Middle English skeued, of mixed colors (probably from skeu, sky, cloud, of Scandinavian origin; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots) + bald.]
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(Breeds) marked or spotted in white and any colour except black
(Breeds) a horse with this marking
[C17: see skew, piebald]
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1. (esp. of horses) having patches of white and usu. brown.
2. a skewbald horse or pony.
[1645–55; skew + (pie) bald]
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piebald, skewbald - Piebald is being spotted with irregular patches of different colors, especially black and white; skewbald is spotted white and a color other than black.
See also related terms for spotted.
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A. ADJpintado, con pintas
B. Npinto m
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nSchecke mf
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The RSPCA was called to Rover Way in Cardiff after reports of an injured skewbald stallion.
Millie, 11, won the BE80(T)PC section on her skewbald pony Pick and Mix (Izzy) at Scotsburn Horse Trials.
AN international showjumper was found guilty yesterday of deceit over the sale of a skewbald pony to a family who said the wrong animal was delivered to them.
He said the skewbald has been at the back of his property on a strip of land owned by Flintshire council for two months.
Moodz Bar in Birkenhead town centre proved a huge hit on social media back in 2016 when the equine - later revealed to be a skewbald cob named Dawn -was pictured loitering outside.
Moodz Bar, in Birkenhead town centre, proved a huge hit on social media back in 2016 when the equine - later revealed to be a skewbald cob named Dawn - was pictured loitering outside.
The man shepherded the skewbald cob through the front doors of the High Street pub just as customers were enjoying their evening pints.
All Welsh breeds can come in any colour, except piebald and skewbald, and all have strong limbs, a powerful trot, a high head and tail carriage and a pretty pony-like head with bright eyes and a long flowing mane and tail.
The Ridden Coloured Championship went to Charlotte Merrigan Martin of Barnard Castle with Solaris Dwenqua, an eight-yearold skewbald mare by Quarterback.
This skewbald white-tailed fawn has a form of leucism, a condition that causes a partial loss of pigment.
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Skewbald horses Angrove Fatrascal, Join The Dots, Angrove Rumbaba, Modern Society and Silvery Moon are more famous for their looks than ability, but the popular Pancake, a chestnut with white legs and flecks on his belly, won five times and netted PS41,103 in prize-money.