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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.]


(Breeds) marked or spotted in white and any colour except black
(Breeds) a horse with this marking
[C17: see skew, piebald]



1. (esp. of horses) having patches of white and usu. brown.
2. a skewbald horse or pony.
[1645–55; skew + (pie) bald]
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.


A. ADJpintado, con pintas
B. Npinto m


nSchecke mf
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