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 the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + BALD.]
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